Press ReleaseFebruary 12, 2024

Job Creators Network Announces Mary Thomas as Chief Strategic Growth Officer

Conservative stalwart, Trump Admin alum will drive growth and impact of JCN

Today, Job Creators Network announced the hiring of Mary Thomas as its Chief Strategic Growth Officer. Mary will draw on her legal expertise and long history in the conservative movement to drive the growth of JCN, expanding its reach and enhancing its steadfast defense of small businesses. Mary will connect JCN with new stakeholders to strengthen its coalition and amplify its role as America’s small business megaphone.

For her entire two-decade career, Mary has served as a leading voice and outspoken advocate of free market principles. Prior to joining JCN, Mary served as the Executive Director of Strategic Development at the America First Legal Foundation, helping grow the organization into one of the most powerful legal resources for Americans battling against unconstitutional actions. Mary also served as the Executive Director of the Club for Growth Foundation, developing new programs and the next generation of free-market American leaders. Additionally, Mary served as the Political Director of CatholicVote, ensuring that fellow Catholics had a voice in the political process.

During the Trump Administration, Mary served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice, where she rose to become the highest-ranking female appointee in a litigating division. Mary holds a J.D., Cum Laude, from the Florida State University Law School and an LL.M. from the University of Miami School of Law. Mary was a top attorney and advisor for then-Governor Rick Scott, who now serves as U.S. Senator from the Sunshine State.

Mary’s passion for small businesses and economic freedom arises from watching her parents, who immigrated legally from India, achieve the American Dream by launching their own small business, a family medical practice in Florida. Mary has seen first-hand the power of entrepreneurship and has an intimate understanding of small businesses’ impact on American communities and families.

Mary Thomas, Chief Strategic Growth Officer at Job Creators Network, released the following statement:

“Having lived the American dream, thanks to my own family’s entrepreneurial spirit, I have dedicated my career to defending that dream from government overreach. The opportunity to continue my work at Job Creators Network is very meaningful to me, and I look forward to being a strong voice and relentless advocate on behalf of the true job creators of America.”

Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of Job Creators Network, released the following statement:

“Job Creators Network is excited and honored to announce Mary Thomas as our new Chief Strategic Growth Officer. Mary’s credentials, experience, and connections will be invaluable to growing JCN’s scope and influence in the years ahead. Mary provides JCN with powerful ammunition to fight back against the growing war on small businesses. On behalf of everyone at JCN, I’m proud to welcome Mary to the team.”