Thomas B. Merritt

President, H.R. Gray

Thomas B. Merritt is President of H.R. Gray, A Haskell Company. Since joining the H.R. Gray team in March 2003, Mr. Merritt has served in many capacities overseeing administration, marketing and business development. He lead change management activities and propelled growth through the identification and acquisition of key government contracts, developing and deploying the internal processes and systems critical to supporting expansion and the management of public construction contracts ranging from $3M to $500M. He oversaw the proposal design and presentation process, coordinated the internal resources to prepare winning bids, and coached the project management team on strategic communications. Mr. Merritt managed the development of marketing materials to unify messaging, build brand equity, and position H.R. Gray as a leader in the construction management and program management field.

A graduate of The Ohio State University with a master's degree in public administration, Mr. Merritt has more than 20 years of public sector as well as 15 years of private sector experience in the professional engineering and construction management field. He has held various roles within local and state government, culminating in responsibility for planning, organizing, and directing the City of Columbus Ohio's multi-functional Public Services Department with a staff more than 1,100 employees. Here he established a culture of accountability and results for delivering successful customer service-focused management and cost effective infrastructure planning and construction.