Richardson named International Wolf Center’s new administrator

Hastings resident named to new role while the Center searches for its new executive director


Chad Richardson, communications director
International Wolf Center
Office: 763-560-7374, ext. 225

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The International Wolf Center’s board of directors voted recently to name Chad Richardson the organization’s administrator while it searches for a new executive director.

Richardson came to the Center two years ago as its communications director.

“Since Chad started at the Center, he’s shown us he can be counted on and that he cares about sustaining strong relationships with the community and with staff and board members,” said Nancy jo Tubbs, chairperson of the Center’s board of directors. “Chad has exceeded our expectations as our communications manager. We’re certain he will guide us smoothly through the next several months in both roles.”

Richardson works primarily out of the organization’s administrative office in Brooklyn Park. He’s also frequently at the interpretive center in Ely.

“I am both humbled and honored to be given this amazing opportunity and this daunting responsibility,” Richardson said. “I know this summer and fall will be truly challenging, but with the great group of co-workers and volunteers that I’ve inherited, I know we will get the job done.”

Prior to joining the staff at the Center, he was the news director for nine newspapers in the southeast Twin Cities and western Wisconsin.

Richardson lives in Hastings with his wife, Lisandra, and two children, Gabriel and Luciana. He is a native of Aberdeen, S.D., and a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

The Center’s executive director, Rob Schultz, resigned in May. A nationwide search for his replacement is underway.

The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future. For more information about the International Wolf Center, visit