The Pierce County Library System’s recently welcomed Brian Thomason to its board of trustees. Thomason, a Gig Harbor resident, is currently an executive director with JPMorgan Chase & Company in Tacoma.

“It is a genuine honor to join the Board of Trustees. Contributing to the Pierce County Library’s communities, organization, staff, and board of trustees is a perfect combination of my personal and professional interests,” Thomason said in a statement. “I’m a strong believer and advocator for community connections and fiscal responsibility for public organizations. As a trustee, I hope to help guide and support libraries, which are at the very heart of our communities.”

Previously, Thomason served as the associate vice president and university controller at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California for more than a decade. He also has held other financial management positions at Pepperdine University and Abilene Christian University.

“Brian’s experience in fiscal management and leadership, as well as his volunteer service to communities, will blend well with and complement the Library’s current board of trustees,” Pierce County Library Executive Director Georgia Lomax said in a statement. “Brian’s passion for inclusive and diverse services will help further our commitment to spark success for Pierce County residents.”