Tom Hardiman, MBA, CAE has been involved in leadership roles in modular construction since 2004, when he was named the Executive Director for the Modular Building Institute, the international non-profit trade association for the commercial modular industry. In 2012, he took on the additional role as Executive Director for the Modular Home Builders Association, the national non-profit trade association serving the modular home industry, bringing the entire modular construction industry under one management team.
Hardiman was previously the Executive Director with Associated Builders and Contractors of West Virginia, where he lobbied for pro-business and pro-growth legislation. Prior to association management, Hardiman assisted small businesses and entrepreneurs by crafting more than 150 business plans and loan packages as Director of a Small Business Development Center.
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. Additionally, he has successfully completed several leadership courses at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
Hardiman has served on the Board of Directors for both the West Virginia and Virginia Society of Association Executives. For the past decade, he has served various roles with his local Boys and Girls Club, including Board Chair, Treasurer, and interim director.