Marline Thomas is Senior IT Executive with a natural knack for identifying inefficiencies and defining cost-effective ways of utilizing technology and resources to reduce exposure and achieve desired results.
Marline was born in a small town in the Southwest of Puerto Rico. She excelled in Math and Science and was selected to attend the most prestigious magnet High School in the Island. She joined the US Army and it was during that time that she started her career in technology. This was in the late 80’s and there were not many women or Latinas in the field. Marline helped pave the way for other women to follow. She was stationed in Korea, Saudi Arabia, and various installations in the USA. Marline spent 11 years on Active Duty and is a Desert Storm veteran.

Marline moved to Atlanta, Georgia after leaving the military and worked for major International organizations like McKesson, IHG, Dell, ABB and Brambles. She is the  Global OCIO Director with Orbia. She is responsible for the Office of the CIO; aligning and delivering IT services for the enterprise across 40 countries. She is widely recognized for her strategic impact, operations focus, technical savvy, and passion for people.

As a strong leader she strives to set an example and help address some of the challenges that contribute to the underrepresentation of Latinas in STEM—particularly gender stereotypes, lack of role models and mentors and lack of early exposure to STEM. Marline is a founder member of the Technology Association of Georgia Diversity Society and the UGA 1961 Alumni Club.

Marline holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Masters in Business & Technology from the University of Georgia. She also holds PMP, Scrum Master, and various ITIL certifications.