William R. Thomas III

Director

Mr. Thomas is a private investor who provides leadership for, and invests in, organizations that demonstrate social impact.  He is also President of the Thomas Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit grant-making corporation.  During his tenure as a Vice President with Capital Southwest Corporation from 2006 to 2012, Mr. Thomas made, enhanced and monetized investments in stand-alone private companies and add-on opportunities, oversaw the portfolio valuation process and  ensured compliance with all regulated investment company and business development company requirements. Previously Mr. Thomas served as a pilot and in numerous leadership positions in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Major.  He has served on the board of eleven private companies, currently serves as a director of Encore Wire Corporation (NASDAQ: WIRE) and is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow.  Mr. Thomas graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and has a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.