Tom Harris has developed business application systems for more than 35 years and currently serves as Senior Vice President for CGI. Prior to January 2021, Tom was the chief executive officer and owner of HMB for more than 27 years. He has served on a variety of project teams, while excelling in the development environment and flourishing in leadership roles.
As a founding member of HMB, he has taken great pride in leading the company from an idea back in 1994 to one of central Ohio's most successful and respected IT consulting firms. He is the recipient of the 2013 CEO of the Year award from Columbus CEO Magazine & 10TV and was recognized as the 2015 Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Harris is a firm believer in the phrase "you win with people" and notes that among his greater accomplishments is the positive culture that has been created by the teams at HMB. This constructive environment has been recognized as a Best Place to Work by Columbus Business First and a Top Workplace by Columbus CEO Magazine through numerous awards since 2012, year after year.
Harris earned a bachelor's degree in computer information sciences from the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University where he also was co-captain of the baseball team. Tom has been married to Jodi Harris for over 35 years and they have two children, Jacob Harris (30) (and wife Lindsay (28)) and Brady Harris (28). Tom enjoys being outdoors, including golf, cycling, hiking/walking, and enjoying warm weather any time he can get it. One fun fact, Tom and his wife are avid shark tooth hunters and routinely drive to beaches (or dig sites) known for finding shark teeth.
· Played shortstop for OSU's baseball team and was a Captain
· Decompresses with outdoor activities like golfing, cycling, walking, pickleball, and hiking.
· Avid snow skier
· Plays the guitar in his spare time
· Named professional golfer as his dream job
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Workforce Committee (2019 – present)
Legatus – Columbus Chapter
2019 - Present
YCP - Columbus
2023 - present
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce - Small Business Council
Government Affairs Steering Committee (2016-2018)
2018 – Working Group Chair
The Ohio State University Sports Medicine
2015 – 2017