Jim Thomas is president and CEO of Thomas Properties Group, Inc., which owns, develops and manages office, retail and multi-family properties throughout the United States. He is a former partner in two Los Angeles law firms and was principal owner of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. He is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College and received his law degree from the Cleveland State Law School. He has served on boards of organizations as diverse as the Music Center of Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. He joined the board in 1992.