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Denise Thomas

Board Member

Denise is a current PS parent to a 3rd and 6th grader. She serves as the VP of Operations for Cisco’s Meraki business unit, where she’s responsible for inclusion, employee experience, IT, business systems, program management, facilities, and business and manufacturing operations. Before her current role, Denise served as Meraki’s Chief of Staff at Meraki and Head of People. An experienced operator, Denise played a pivotal role in enabling Meraki to grow from 300 employees to over 2,000, helping the team navigate its high growth startup stage through a successful integration as part of Cisco. Denise has held a range of roles at leading companies, including Uncommon Schools, Longs Drugs (CVS), TJX Companies, and Frito-Lay. Denise holds a BA in economics from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.