Executive Director, Logan Economic Alliance for Development (LEAD): Tom Harned, CEcD FM

Tom is a native of Warren County Kentucky coming to Logan County after being in Virginia for forty years. He most recently served as the Director of the Virginia Institute for Economic Development and Industrial Developments Authorities at Virginia Tech. He was Vice President of the Martinsville-Henry County Virginia Economic Development Corporation, and the Director of Economic Development for the City of Martinsville, VA. He has held various executive positions in the manufacturing, lumber and construction industries.

Tomís education and professional accomplishments include Certified Economic Developer; graduate of the Virginia Institute for Economic Development at Virginia Tech; the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma; graduate of the Economic Development Course at the University of North Carolina; MBA, Duke University; and a Bachelor of Science from Western Kentucky University.

Tom served on the International Economic Development Council, Board of Directors Executive Committee and as President of the Virginia Economic Developers Association. He recently served on the WKU Alumni Association Board of Directors and as President of the Russellville Rotary Club. He is currently serving on committees for the Kentucky Association for Economic Development and Kentuckians for Better Transportation.

His successful projects include the establishment of a new business park with a shell building, a new industrial park, recruiting new employers creating over two thousand new jobs, a Small Business Development Center, a small business incubator, a new Department of Motor Vehicles Customer Service Center, several industrial expansions, a new Farmersí Market, a residential subdivision development, a shopping center development and several adaptive reuse redevelopment projects.

He and his wife Judy live in Russellville. They have two grown children and one grandson.

Contact information:
Logan County, KY
Office: (270) 726-9575
Cell: (270) 847-2548