industrial Development Manager
Tom Leibham joined The Port in the newly created position of Industrial Development Manager in September 2016. In this role, he manages due diligence, demolition, remediation, and site work for the portfolio of The Port’s properties acquired and assembled to support the creation of new job-ready sites attractive to advanced manufacturing operations. Tom’s career in project management for large-scale municipal construction and capital improvement projects spans two decades and includes proficiency coordinating with multiple federal, state and local agencies with regard to permitting, regulations and compliance matters. At The Port, his role includes managing the bidding process, ensuring highest compliance with The Port’s Economic Inclusion Policy.
Tom most recently worked for the State of Ohio for the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission in Columbus, as a project manager. The agency is responsible for guiding capital construction projects for state agencies, and state-support universities/colleges. Prior to that, Tom held positions of increasing responsibility at the City of Hamilton, where he ultimately managed engineering, construction and inspection activities on the Meldahl Hydroelectric project on the Ohio River. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology from the University of Houston, and attended San Jacinto College.