Trevor Thomas serves as Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Consumers Energy, offering electric and natural gas services to nearly 7 million Michigan residents. He also serves as Board Committee Chair for Development at the Urban League of Detroit and SE Michigan, which serves 14,000 people each month, and is Chair Emeritus for Equality Michigan Action, the state’s advocacy arm for LGBTQ people.

From 2007 to 2011, he directed national communications for the Human Rights Campaign and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, which legally represented 14,000 active-duty military discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. Thomas led communications and advocacy strategy for repeal of the law, along with the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and re-authorization of the Ryan White CARE Act – the largest federally funded program in the United States for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Thomas served both Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and later U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and holds a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He was named a national Champion of Pride for his work in equal rights by The Advocate magazine in 2020 and recently recognized by Crain’s Detroit as one of the state’s top LGBTQ business executives.