Melissa Lucas Thomas is the CEO and Founder of Moxie Global Consulting, LLC. She is a visionary business leader with expertise in the private aviation, luxury hospitality, and retail industries. Over the past two decades, she has worked as an innovator and turnaround expert with emphasis on developing inspiring leaders, managing service culture transformations, creating new revenue streams, and delivering operational excellence. Melissa’s innovative process and technology ideas have been a significant driver behind industry best financial results.
In 2014, Microsoft named her Customer Excellence – Business Visionary of the Year. Melissa has served as the Senior Director of Brand Extension creating and managing a global FBO franchise program called Signature Select for Signature Flight Support, the world’s largest private jet services network.
She has held senior leadership positions with Flight Options\FlexJet and the Walt Disney Company. Her passion to create equals her passion for giving. She’s been on the BBA Aviation Charitable Giving Committee which has awarded over $1M to a variety of charities around the world for over four years.
She has also served as Director of Fundraising for Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Orlando which employs volunteer private aviation to coordinate high volume rescues across the southeast United States. She is also the Chairman of the Board for the Aviation Community Foundation dedicated to creating an industry that inspires the most talented and diverse young hearts and minds to dream bigger!