8MBA Staff

Cindy Thomas

Executive Director                        

Cindy brings over 20 years of experience in economic development, affordable housing, and nonprofit management to 8MBA.  Her work includes project planning and underwriting neighborhood revitalization initiatives, and an innovative program to address the city’s homeless population that won national recognition.  She has sat on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and helped guide their strategic planning and positioned them for competitive financing.  Cindy holds a B.S. from Eastern Michigan University and a Master’s degree from Wayne State University. 


Bill Oldham

Associate Program Director 

Bill is a new member of the 8MBA team.  He interned at the Henry Ford Museum in the development, sponsorship and corporate fulfillment department.  He  worked with Wayne Main Street first as an intern then as an interim program coordinator helping with the DIA Inside | Out program, Jazz on the Ave and other projects.  Bill earned a Bachelor's degree from Wayne State, and is working on completing a Master's degree from Eastern Michigan. 


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