Executive Director Biography

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 dealers of commercial factory-built structures in fifteen countries. 
In this capacity, Hardiman manages the day-to-day operations, is Director of Government Affairs, and serves as a registered lobbyist with the United States Congress and the Virginia Legislature.
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.
Prior to 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 Executives. Hardiman currently resides in central Virginia with his wife, Lesley and daughter, Gracie.