Tom Richardson has been named Associate Director of the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC), effective Jan. 1. Richardson, who was previously Transition Director of the CRC, will be responsible for many day-to-day activities involved in managing the Center. He is based at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss.
“I am very grateful for Tom’s considerable contributions to the CRC thus far and his willingness to take on this greater role,” said Rick Luettich, Lead Principal Investigator of the CRC. “This reorganization will help us all work together more effectively to ensure that the Center thrives in the future.”
Richardson retired as Director of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory in 2009 and began work at Jackson State University as Deputy Director of the Department of Homeland Security Coastal Hazards Center of Excellence. He has also served as the Principal Federal Liaison to National Research Council Committees on assessing the return on investment from applied R&D programs and on systems for making measurements in the coastal zone. He was Federal Co-Chair of the Gulf of Mexico Program’s Coastal and Shoreline Erosion Committee and a Charter Organizer of the National Beach Preservation Technology Conference. For the past 10 years, he has been a Director of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association and currently serves as Chair of its Government Affairs Committee.
He is an engineering graduate of The Citadel, the University of Miami, and the International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering in Delft, The Netherlands.
For more information, visit his biography page.