North American Properties
President and Chief Executive Officer
Joined NAP: 1987
Empowering people to find meaning in their work and discover better ways to build great places
As President and CEO of North American Properties, Tom Williams is driven in many ways but if there was one word at the heart of every action it would be: altruism. He deeply believes in “giving” and the acts of both investing in and giving back to our communities is where he finds tremendous satisfaction and fulfillment.
Tom’s heart and soul is woven into the fabric of North American Properties’ purpose-driven culture, and manifested in his leadership style. He is known for empowering people to question conventional wisdom, find meaning in their work and discover better ways of building great places.
Tom is President and CEO of North American Properties. After joining the family business in 1986, Tom led the diversification of North American Properties’ portfolio and expansion into Atlanta, Dallas and Ft. Myers. Under his 30+ years of leadership, NAP has built a strong balance sheet and track record of successful developments in 67 cities and 15 states, providing a stable platform upon which to execute the company’s current pipeline.
Prior to joining NAP, Tom was an associate with the law firm Frost & Jacobs from 1983 through 1986. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Tom is ViceChairman and one of the principal owners of the Cincinnati Reds. He serves on the boards of JobsOhio, 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) and is one of the founding members and past Chairman (August 2012 – April 2015) of the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee (CRBC). He is a Co-Chair of the Child Poverty Collaborative. Tom is a board member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Accelerate Great Schools and Teach For America.