Ms. Thomas is Vice President and Principal. She is responsible for portfolio management, investment research of the Real Estate sector, and client service.
Prior to joining Bahl & Gaynor, Ms. Thomas served as the Managing Director of Client Management for Fifth Third Asset Management, Inc. since 2003. She managed a team of senior relationship managers and staff supporting over 250 institutional clients with $6 billion in assets. Ms. Thomas stewarded the evolution of all aspects of client management in the areas of investment review, reporting, compliance, and account management to provide outstanding client service and to build efficiencies for the firm. As a managing director, Ms. Thomas was a member of a collaborative seven person senior leadership team overseeing sales, product development, system conversion, compliance, client management, marketing and legal aspects of the firm.
In addition to her management responsibilities, Ms. Thomas served as relationship manager and primary point of contact for many of the firm’s largest clients. She has over 25 years of client management experience and strongly believes in the benefit of long-term relationships.
Ms. Thomas was a Senior Investment officer in Fifth Third’s Investment Advisors Division from 1998 to 2003. She was a member of the Commercial Banking team from 1989 to 1995.