Business Operations Manager, Vendor Management Scripps Networks Interactive
In her current position of Digital Business Operations Manager at Scripps Networks Interactive, Ms. Thomason’s responsibilities involve managing vendor relationships and overseeing contract negotiations for services in support of SNI’s Web, mobile, and TVE/OTT development efforts. Her other roles at Scripps over the past 11 years were technical lead on the Search Engineering team, and IT Relationship Manager for Digital Engineering.
As technical lead for Search Engineering, she managed teams responsible for development and support of search functionality on the SNI Digital Web sites (foodnetwork.com, hgtv.com, diynetwork.com). As IT Relationship Manager, she served as escalation manager for production and development issues regarding Digital’s web sites and more.
Thomason’s career has spanned a variety of industries, including digital media, commercial software development, manufacturing and government. This has brought her a deep understanding of technology within business. Prior to SNI, Thomason held technical positions at Texas Instruments, Lockheed Martin, ORNL, Lucent Technologies and OFS Fitel. Her expertise lies in software development processes, project management and problem solving.
She holds a Bachelors in Computer Science with a minor in Business from Auburn University. She also holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee. She was an officer of the Lucent Diversity Council in Atlanta, Georgia, where she held multiple leadership roles: Secretary, Vice President, President, and President Emeritus. She is currently a member of the Alzheimer’s Tennessee’s Public Policy Committee.