Nana Bailey-Thomas is DDOT’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer. Since 2011, Ms. Bailey-Thomas has served as an Assistant General Counsel and DDOT’s Labor Liaison. In this role, Ms. Bailey-Thomas improved the agency’s relations with various labor unions and skillfully negotiated several agency-wide policy initiatives.
Ms. Bailey-Thomas began working for the District of Columbia Government in 2008 for the Office of Attorney General where she litigated child neglect and abuse cases on behalf of the Child and Family Services Agency. She then transferred to the Public Safety Division, where she litigated criminal and juvenile delinquency matters. Prior to joining the Government of the District of Columbia, Ms. Bailey-Thomas worked for the Ingham County Government in Lansing, Michigan. Ms. Bailey-Thomas served as an Ingham County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney from 2004 – 2008. She then became the first female African-American Attorney Referee/Magistrate appointed to the Ingham County Circuit Court – Family Court Division, where she presided over hundreds of adoption, neglect and abuse matters, and juvenile delinquency cases.
Ms. Bailey-Thomas is originally from Seattle, Washington. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington and her Juris Doctorate degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.