Dexter C. Thomas

Dexter C. Thomas was the Director of Support Services for the Maricopa County Justice Courts, the largest limited jurisdiction court in the State of Arizona. He previously served in the Office of Management and Budget for Maricopa County where he managed in excess of one billion dollars in combined revenue and expenditures for Superior Court, Justice Courts, Adult Probation, Juvenile Probation, Clerk of Superior Court, and twelve other county departments.  Mr. Thomas worked in Maricopa County for 16 years and began his public service career as a supervisor in the criminal division of Maricopa County Superior Court.

Mr. Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in public administration from Western International University.  In 2015 he became a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management as well as receiving a certificate in Executive Management from Arizona State University.  He currently serves as a Director on the National Association for Court Management Board.  Mr. Thomas serves on several boards, committees, and planning groups and has received recognition for his contributions to those organizations in his community.