Todd Hardy leads OKED’s Economic Development unit at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, and represents Arizona State University in economic development organizations throughout the state. In that role, he is primarily responsible for engaging ASU faculty expertise and resources in the attraction of new businesses to the Greater Phoenix region.
In his role with the ASU Foundation, Hardy is also responsible for the development of real estate assets that advance the mission of ASU. He directs strategic planning for the development of SkySong, a 1.2-million-square-foot, Class A office development, built to promote economic development and corporate collaboration with ASU.
Hardy serves on boards and committees that are focused on community service and economic development in the Phoenix marketplace, including the boards of directors of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Arizona Technology Council and the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce.
Immediately prior to joining ASU, Hardy was the executive director of Digital Knowledge Ventures, the new media entrepreneurial unit of Columbia University. There, he had executive management responsibility for the development of partner collaborations, licensing of content-based intellectual property and creation of digital content for a variety of external audiences. Throughout his career, he has been a leader in the formation and operation of innovative enterprises based in a variety of new technologies in telecommunications and renewable energy markets. His experience includes more than 25 years as corporate counsel to Fortune 500 and NASDAQ firms and co-founding of a number of startup and early-stage enterprises.
Hardy received a J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University, an M.S. in real estate development from Columbia University and a B.S. in industrial engineering from Purdue University.