Tom Hardiman – CAE, Executive Director for MBI – Bio

Tom Hardiman -CAE has been the Executive Director for the Modular Building Institute (MBI) since January 2004. MBI is an international non-profit trade association representing manufacturers and leasing companies of commercial factory-built structures in fifteen countries.

Hardiman is also the Director of Government Affairs for MBI, having been a registered lobbyist with the United States Congress, and state legislatures of Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. In this capacity, he manages all the state and federal regulatory, legislative, and building code issues impacting the industry.

An experienced association executive, Hardiman previously was Executive Director with Associated Builders and Contractors of West Virginia where he served as a registered lobbyist, administered an education foundation, and managed a staff of four. Before association management, Hardiman assisted small businesses and entrepreneurs with business plans and loan packages as Director of the Small Business Development Center in Beckley, WV, and has also worked in the economic development, banking, and insurance fields.

Hardiman earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration at Marshall University in Huntington, WV and the designation of Certified Association Executive from the American Society of Association.