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 the commercial modular construction industry. During his time with MBI, Tom has seen the membership, as well as the market share for the industry, more than double.
Hardiman has experience advocating at the federal and multiple state levels on behalf of the industry. His background also includes banking, insurance, and small business development. He currently serves on the Executive Committee for the National Institute of Building Science’s Offsite Construction Council and as an advisory board member with the National Renewable Energy Lab’s (NREL) Innovation Incubator.
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 Executives. He resides in central Virginia with his wife, Lesley and daughter, Grace.