Bill Thomas:

Bill Thomas co-founded FSR Ventures in 2002 and serves as the Chief Operating Officer and as the Tourism & Hospitality practice leader. He has 20 years of experience in the Information and Communications field while assigned to the Presidential Airlift unit of the White House.  He has extensive experience in the technical side of communications specializing in air to ground, aircraft and satellite communications.  As a crewmember aboard Air Force One, he has logged more than 4,000 flying hours on a variety of aircraft and has visited over 130 countries.

 

He has served as project manager for a 10-person team to design and install communication projects in excess of $100 million dollars and served as a liaison to companies like Rockwell Collins, Boeing and L3 Communications. 

 

His entrepreneurial spirit drove him to launch his own travel business specializing in tropical destinations.  Overseeing day to day operations, sales and marketing, and client service programs, Bill has built unique working relationships with suppliers such as Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Disney World, Travel Impressions,

and Sandals Resorts.  His extensive background in quality customer service and training has earned his agency an Accredited Cruise Counselor rating from the Cruise Line Industry Association.

Bill spearheads business development for FSR Ventures and manages daily operations.  He also has experience in spearheading marketing campaigns, crisis communications programs, media relations, product launches, social networking tools, and market research.

A co-founder of travel blog, Tropical Family Travel, Bill also is a featured travel writer and has contributed articles to online magazine, Travel-Advocate.

He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from National-Louis University and has extensive travel credentials from suppliers and travel associations.

Bill retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of active duty service.

 
 
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