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Board of Trustees

Thomas H. Humes

Thomas H. Humes

Chairperson
Term: 2007-2016

Tom Humes is President of Great Traditions Land and Development Company, one of Cincinnati’s leading homebuilding and real estate development companies, specializing in the creation of “life-style oriented, master planned communities.” He has created 35 residential communities, developed over 4,000 acres of land and more than 5,000 homesites.

Great Traditions has been named Builder of the Year and 4 times named Developer of the Year by the Homebuilders Association of Greater Cincinnati. 

He also serves on the Board of the UC Foundation. He is a past President of UCATS and co-chaired UC’s Campaign for the Campus. He received the Carl H. Lindner Medal for Outstanding Business Achievement in ‘07, the Distinguished Achievement Award from UC’s Department of Real Estate in ‘00, and the UC Presidential Award for Excellence in ‘87.

In 2009, he received the Spirit of Construction Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Greater Cincinnati construction industry, the People of Vision Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship from UC’s Center for Entrepreneurship.

He has served on the Boards of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Greater Cincinnati Port Authority, Leadership Council of the Metropolitan Growth Alliance, and the Riverfront Advisors.

Mr. Humes graduated from UC’s College of Business in ‘71 with a degree in marketing, and earned a master’s in marketing and media communication from the College of A&S in ‘77. As an undergraduate, he was named Mr. Bearcat (UC’s outstanding graduate), Outstanding Senior in the College of Business, and served as UC’s mascot, “The Bear.”

He lives in Wyoming, Ohio with his wife, Marty, and has two adult children, Jamie and Scott.