DEXTER C. THOMAS is the fiscal services manager 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 12 other county departments. Mr. Thomas has worked in Maricopa County for the past 15 years and began his public-service career as a supervisor in the Criminal Division of Maricopa County Superior Court. He currently serves on the NACM Board and is an active member of the Arizona Court Association. He also serves on several other boards, committees, and planning groups in the county, judiciary, and private sector. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his contributions to those organizations, as well as in his community. 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. He is a 2015 Fellow candidate of the Institute for Court Management, and in June of 2014 he completed the Certified Court Executive program.