Claudia Medina Thomas
Ponte Vedra Beach
Commissioner Claudia Medina Thomas was appointed to the Commission in 2022 by Attorney General Ashley Moody.
Raised in Tampa, Claudia graduated from the University of Florida in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance. While at the University of Florida, Claudia was an active member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, Cicerones, and president of Gator Gals.
Claudia received a law degree from American University in 1992. While pursuing her law degree, Claudia served as a White House Intern. She, also, was selected as a member of the American University Public Interest Law Clinic advocating for the rights of United States military veterans, and as an editor of the American University Journal of International Law and Policy.
Claudia is a graduate of the 2005 Leadership Tampa class and served as its president. While living in Tampa, Claudia was a member of the Junior League and achieved Sustainer status. She, also, contributed as a member of the Board of Directors of Joshua House and A Kid’s Place. Upon relocating to Ponte Vedra Beach, Claudia participated as a member of the Board of Directors for the Jacksonville Humane Society, and Board of the Ponte Vedra Women’s Civic Alliance. She fulfilled numerous duties in various leadership roles with The Bolles School Parents’ Association, Community Hospice, and as Co-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball of North Florida.
Following a successful sixteen-year career as a corporate attorney, as well as, serving as Co-Bond Counsel for Hillsborough County, Claudia is now dedicated to charitable and civic involvement. Claudia previously served as a member of the Florida Elections Commission from 2004 to 2007.
Claudia is a resident of Ponte Vedra Beach where she lives with her husband, Russ, and children, Ethan and Lauren. A native of Colombia, Claudia is fluent in Spanish.