Karen Thomas is an NJ TRANSIT employee, a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union (AT) for 34 years, and a representative of the ATU New Jersey State Council. She is honored and privileged to serve as a Board Member representing the hard-working men and women of the Amalgamated Transit Union.
Ms. Thomas is currently a Procurement Processor with 34 years of experience at NJ TRANSIT. Her experience includes transportation logistics, operations management, procurement, union leadership, and negotiations. She has developed excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and handle multiple projects. Ms. Thomas has learned the transportation industry by advancing in various department throughout her career with NJ TRANSIT
Ms. Thomas has been a pillar in the community volunteering in many local organizations. She is currently the Chair of the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women. The Commission advocates for women in the county addressing issues that affect their community.
Ms. Thomas participates yearly in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. She formerly served on CASA Shaw Board of Directors, advocating for abused and neglected children in foster care.
Ms. Thomas is a staunch believer of supporting the community and has received community service awards from Yes Lord Ministry and the NAACP Plainfield Chapter. She is married to her husband Victor and the proud mother of three adult daughters and two grandchildren.