George Thomas was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina to the parents of Arthur and Alice Thomas. He is currently serving as Vice-Chairman of the Macon-Bibb County Board of Assessors. George is married to Loretta Thomas and has two sons, Antonio and George Jr. George graduated from Spartanburg High School as was awarded an athletic track and field scholarship to the University of South Carolina. During George’s tenure at the University of South Carolina, he achieved numerous awards. George held the University of South Carolina’s School records in 60, 100, and 200 meter dashes as well as the long jump. George also achieved All American status in track and field while attending the University. In 1980 George was named Athlete of the Year for the city of Spartanburg.
George graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1980 with a B.S. Degree and enrolled in the Masters Program of Rehabilitation Counseling. After graduation, George joined Combine Insurance Company, and then was employed with Rental Property Management out of Charleston South Carolina for 25 years. At Rental Property Management, George was responsible for overseeing an $800,000 annual budget and always maintained positive net income while managing a staff of employees and independent contractors.
During George’s tenure at Rental Property Management, he made a positive impact in the community by implementing several programs: “Improve your Grades” School Children Program, Senior’s Program and Appreciation Celebration, coordinated Summer Programs and After School Programs, and coordinated Eye Screening for the Uninsured and partnered with business to assist the underprivileged.
George currently owns GLS Properties, which was established in 2001. GLS Properties rents, buys, and sells properties. Additional services include, home improvement, roofing, landscaping, and more throughout Georgia.
George has always enjoyed mentoring children. He coached little league football and baseball at Central City and Vine Ingle with a baseball title in 2002.
George’s affiliations include: Carolina Alumni Association, University of South Carolina Letterman Club, National Assisted Housing Management Association, NAHMA, Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association, SAHMA, Member of Georgia Association of Assessing Officers, and International Association of Assessing Officers.