A Message From Our CEO

Jun 2, 2020 by HMB

On Monday, June 1st, our CEO Tom Harris sent the following message to the HMB team about our stance against racism. We believe it's important to share it publicly.


Like you, we have been following not only what is happening in cities around the country, but what is happening down the street in our own community. For me, it caused me to reflect current events over the weekend. I thought about our HMB values, how valuing people and putting our people first is at the top of the list. I also reflected on how others don’t always feel that way, and in some ways, much, much worse. The horrendous incidents of racism and violence targeted against the Black community over the past few weeks are just plain wrong. There is no place in society for racist behavior of this kind.

While these ongoing incidents are horrifying to all of us, we also know that each incident weighs even heavier on the hearts of Black communities, creating concern and anxiety about safety and security – for themselves and their families. Today we stand united with all Black Americans – starting with our colleagues and friends at HMB and extending to our communities at large.

During tough times like these, it is important to stay close to each other and our teams. On behalf of the entire HMB leadership team, I want you to know that we are here. Please feel free to reach out. We are all in this together.

Tom, John, Doug