NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 20, 2014) – Aegis Sciences Corporation, one of the nation’s leading forensic toxicology and health care sciences laboratories, has promoted Keri Thoma to chief financial officer. As the chief financial officer, Thoma will oversee all strategic financial initiatives.
“We are honored to promote Keri to chief financial officer,” said Aegis Founder, Chairman and CEO Dr. David L. Black. “Keri continues to demonstrate strong leadership qualities and has been an invaluable asset to our financial operations as our vice president of finance/controller during the past 4 years. We look forward to her additional contributions as Aegis continues to grow in the future.”
Aegis, founded by Dr. Black in 1990 as a sports, anti-doping laboratory out of Vanderbilt University, has experienced exponential growth over the last decade primarily due to its healthcare testing services. The company has grown from 5 employees in 1990 to more than 850 team members in 38 states and with most team members having joined the team in the last few years.
“Jeff Fisher previously served in dual roles as chief culture officer and chief financial officer. It has become apparent in our expansion plans and preparation for the future that these roles need to be separated as they are such critical leadership roles. Aegis’ culture remains vital to our success as a company and Jeff’s responsibilities to ensure that our culture is clearly defined and deployed throughout the organization will be essential for our future,” said Frank Moser, Aegis President.
Jeff Fisher joined Aegis in 2008 as director of finance and was later named vice president of finance and human resources. In 2013, Fisher was promoted to chief culture office and maintained his executive responsibilities overseeing financial operations.
Keri Thoma, CPA, previously Aegis’ vice president of finance, joined the company in 2010 after serving as manager of the European Treasury Center for John Deere, Inc. in Luxembourg. Thoma received her B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Iowa and her M.A. in business administration and finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
About Aegis Sciences Corporation
Aegis Sciences Corporation is a forensic toxicology and healthcare sciences laboratory, providing science-driven testing and consulting services for clients, such as professional and amateur sports organizations, leading college and university athletic programs, medical examiners, Fortune 500 corporations, healthcare providers and government agencies throughout the United States and the world.