PORT AUTHORITY ADDS THOMAS LEIBHAM AS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 18, 2016

CONTACT:

Gail Paul, Director of Communication Strategy

Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority

513.621.3000

gpaul@cincinnatiport.org


PORT AUTHORITY ADDS THOMAS LEIBHAM AS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority is pleased to announce the addition of Thomas Leibham as Industrial Development Manager.  Tom draws on 20+ years of experience in construction project management, coordination, administration, and consulting engineering for a wide variety of construction and capital improvement projects.

At the Port Authority, Tom is responsible for managing about $10 million of industrial development projects at any one time, as part of the Port Authority’s strategic initiative to assemble and repurpose land in industrial corridors throughout Hamilton County, creating attractive development sites for advanced manufacturing companies. Tom is the Port Authority’s primary point person for project due diligence, remediation, demolition, and site work.  He reports to Melissa Johnson, Director of Industrial Development and Logistics, who leads this revitalization initiative.

Tom most recently worked for the State of Ohio as Project Manager at the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission in Columbus. Prior to that, he spent two decades at the City of Hamilton in positions of increasing responsibility and project size – ultimately representing the City’s interests in the $500+ million construction of Meldahl Hydroelectric Facility on the Ohio River. Meldahl is projected to generate approximately 560 million kilo-watt hours of clean, renewable energy annually, and began full commercial operation in 2016.

“Tom brings exceptional expertise and management capabilities to the Port Authority’s Industrial Development team,” according to Laura Brunner, Port Authority President & CEO.  “This is a newly created position that benefits greatly from his experience with large-scale demolition, environmental remediation, and government compliance.”

Tom’s career includes proficiency coordinating with multiple federal, state and local agencies with regard to permitting, regulations and compliance matters. At the Port Authority, his role includes managing the bidding process, ensuring highest compliance with the Port Authority’s Economic Inclusion Policy.

Tom earned a B.S. in Engineering Technology from the University of Houston and attended San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas.

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About the Port Authority:

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority was formed in 2000 to stimulate growth of the regional economy. The Port Authority is an economic development force, partnering with the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, focusing on reutilization and redevelopment of property through catalytic investment. For additional information, please visit http://www.cincinnatiport.org.