KMK Consulting Company Welcomes Thomas G. Seward, Jr. as Director, Corporate Location Strategy
KMK Consulting Company LLC (KMKC) welcomes Thomas G. Seward, Jr. as Director of Corporate Location Strategy with KMKC’s Site Selection Group. In his role, Seward will lead KMKC’s site selection and incentive negotiation teams for the company’s corporate clients in the Cincinnati region, and across the U.S. Seward also will lead all of KMKC’s compliance services for its clients operating under state and local incentive agreements in Ohio and nationally. He will be an important resource to KMKC’s economic development organization clients throughout the U.S., as they continually strive to raise the bar on successful business development strategy, tactics, and implementation.
“We are both excited and fortunate that Thomas chose KMKC as his new home to take his expertise to the next level and to launch his corporate site selection career in the private sector. Having worked closely with JobsOhio, REDI Cincinnati, and with economic development professionals across the U.S., I appreciate and respect Thomas’s tremendous skills, attention to detail, and professionalism. He is a terrific addition to our team. Thomas’s impact will be immediate. He brings outstanding leadership to both KMKC as well as to our Cincinnati USA hometown community,” said Jim McGraw, President of KMKC.
Prior to joining KMKC, Seward was part of the team that established JobsOhio. As Senior Project Manager, he worked with more than 500 companies, resulting in commitments of more than 25,000 new jobs and $3.1 billion in capital investment. His work in the Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton markets included significant projects such as General Electric’s Shared Service Center (Cincinnati), Procter & Gamble’s Distribution Center (Dayton), and Zulily (Columbus). Seward served as a Senior Project Manager with JobsOhio for four and a half years, after working at the Ohio Department of Development and on Governor Kasich’s successful gubernatorial campaign. He previously worked for First American Bank in Chicago, Illinois. Seward earned his B.A. from Southern Methodist University in 2005.
“After more than nearly five extremely successful years with JobsOhio, since its launch, for which I am sincerely thankful, I'm eager to take on this new opportunity at this stage in my career and join KMKC,” said Seward. “KMKC’s reputation is second to none, and my focus will be to build on that momentum to help further develop its national operations and impact. I am passionate about KMKC’s strong client-centric mission, and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with such a professional group of successful individuals.”
About KMK Consulting Company LLC (KMKC)
KMK Consulting Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law), provides business consulting services to corporate, entrepreneurial, non-profit, and executive clients. KMKC’s advisory services are focused on economic development, government affairs, business structuring and alliances, and public/private partnerships. Collectively, the KMKC team has more than 100 years of economic development related experience on a national basis. Additional information is available at www.kmkconsulting.com.