Tom Williams is President and CEO of North American Properties, a national real estate development company. He has been President of North American Properties since 1994 and served as Vice President from 1986 through 1994. He was an associate with the law firm Frost & Jacobs from 1983 through 1986.
Mr. Williams is Vice Chairman and one of the principal owners of the Cincinnati Reds. He is a former owner of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1996 to 2006 and, prior to that, was an owner of the Baltimore Orioles.
Mr. Williams currently serves on numerous Boards including JobsOhio, The Western and Southern Financial Group, The Cincinnati Equity Fund, The Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), and Cintrifuse. He is a member and past Chairman of the Cincinnati Business Committee (CBC), Co-Chair of the CBC's Economic Development Committee, and Co-Chair of the CBC's Education Committee. He is one of the founding members and past Chairman (August 2012 - April 2015) of the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee (CRBC) and serves on the Economic Development Committee, the Education Committee, and the Government Affairs Committee. He is a Co-Chair of the Child Poverty Collaborative. He is a member (past Chair) of REDI (Regional Economic Development Initiative) Cincinnati. He is Co-Chair of Build Our New Bridge Now Coalition. He is a board member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Accelerate Great Schools, and Teach For America. He is Chairman Emeritus of the LISC Local Advisory Committee, and a member of the Cincinnati Art Museum Nominating Committee. He is also a member of the World Presidents' Organization and past member of the Young Presidents' Organization (past president), and a member of the Chief Executives Organization. He is member of the Commonwealth Club of Cincinnati (past president) and a member of the Commercial Club of Cincinnati (past president).
Some of Mr. Williams' past activities include membership of the boards of AAA Cincinnati, the Children's Home of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Cincinnati Zoo (past president), Downtown Cincinnati, Inc., Georgetown University's Board of Regents, Interact for Health, PNC Bank Ohio, The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, St. Joseph Home, Summit Country Day School, and Xavier University.
He is a member of the Camargo Club, the Cincinnati Country Club, Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club, Northport Point, the Queen City Club, Royal Poinciana Golf Club, and the Snowmass Club.
Mr. Williams is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Tom Williams is married to Jenny Williams. The Williams have three children.