Tim Richardson is a Washington, DC-based public affairs, media, and fundraising consultant. Tim has been Government Affairs Director for Wildlife Forever since 1995. Prior to that, he worked for Texas’ U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen in Washington and was a political journalist in Austin during the 1980s. Tim is rural Michigan native who moved to Texas in 1979.
After a decade in Texas journalism and two years on Capitol Hill, Richardson became the nation’s only private consultant to work on Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon restoration for grant applicants. Clients in Alaska and Texas have received over $500 million in oil spill funds for projects involving public and private stakeholders, partners, and natural resource agencies. In addition to oil spill restoration, Tim has worked on myriad state and federal government affairs issues for over thirty years.
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In this episode we discuss how Tim ended up in Texas, Washington, D.C. and then Maryland. We then learned about Wildlife Forever, the organization he currently works with and Tim’s involvement in the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon restoration projects. Joe then asks what other state and federal government affairs issues Tim considers his biggest, most impactful efforts. Alaksa, Pebble Mine & Bristol Bay come up when speaking with Tim, so tune in to find out more!