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Fort Thomas Mayor Eric Haas suffers heart attack, condition is stable, scheduled for surgery Friday

NKyTribune staff

Fort Thomas Mayor Eric Haas is expected to have bypass surgery Friday, after suffering a heart attack Sunday morning, while at his lake house with his wife Jan.


In a Facebook post, Jan Haas indicated that the mayor “is in great hands. He has excelled in their tests and exceeded expectations.”

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Brent Cooper describes Haas as a guy who always wants to do the right thing.

“My friend, Mayor Eric Haas, is one of the most beloved business and civic leaders in Northern Kentucky.   As a past Chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and as Mayor of Fort Thomas, he has always thought of others first.  Tonight, Northern Kentucky is thinking of Eric first.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Eric, and his wife and family.  We’re all hoping for a speedy recovery.”

Haas began serving on Fort Thomas City Council in 1997. He is retired from his family’s business, National Band & Tag Co., but continues on a consulting basis.

He is the co-founder and co-owner of the Hofbrauhaus in Newport, Pittsburgh, and Columbus. He and Jan, have three children; Lan, Ryan, and Erin, and four grandchildren.

Jan Haas provided information about the condition of her husband, Fort Thomas Mayor Eric Haas, in a Facebook post (click to enlarge).

Haas is a graduate of Highlands High School, 1974, and Hanover College, 1978 and is a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Newport.

He currently serves on the Kentucky State Chamber Board of Directors, the Northern Kentucky Business PAC, the River Cities Government Coalition, the Campbell Leadership Action Group, US Bank NKY Board of Advisors, Hanover College Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Fort Thomas Lions Club.

He is a former Newport City Commissioner and a former chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.  He also helps Jan and their daughter, Erin, with Trent Montessori.

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