Co-Owner, Senior Star Living
Twin brothers Robert and William Thomas founded their real estate investment and operating company in 1976 and shifted their focus to the senior housing industry in 1989. Today the Thomas’ portfolio includes ten retirement communities in six states offering independent, assisted living and memory care options to nearly 2,000 residents. Mr. Thomas recently completed an 8-year term on the National Alzheimer’s Association Board and currently holds national executive leadership positions for the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement and the American Senior Housing Association. Locally, Mr. Thomas serves on the executive boards of LIFE Senior Services, Sooner Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Tulsa Community Foundation. Mr. Thomas served as past chair for the Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter Memory Gala, Monte Cassino School Technology Campaign, Tulsa Senior Services Capital/Endowment Campaign, Tulsa Area United Way Campaign, Tulsa Area United Way Board Chair and the Tulsa Opera Ball Patron Chair. Mr. Thomas is the recipient of the Maureen Reagan Outstanding Advocate Award, which is a national award given by the Alzheimer’s Association to one recipient annually for Alzheimer advocacy. In addition, Mr. Thomas has also received the Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award and Outstanding Philanthropist Award from the Eastern Oklahoma Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives, the Cole Award of Excellence from the Alzheimer’s Association and the Oklahoma Chapter Leadership Award from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Tulsa. Mr. Thomas is currently an active member of the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, The University of Tulsa’s Circle of Friends & Hurricane Club and the Tulsa Area United Way, Alexis de Tocqueville Society.