Rick Jansons has been named executive director of Habitat for Humanity Tri-Cities. He replaces Theresa Richardson, who held the post for about nine years before retiring at the end of June.
Jansons, who started Thursday, has held several management roles at the Hanford site and most recently provided radiation safety and emergency management consulting services, a news release said. He also had a residential construction company with his father from 1998 through 2007, the release said.
Jansons is president of the Richland School Board and also is a member of the Richland Public Facilities District Board, which is developing the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center.
An open house to honor Richardson and welcome Jansons is from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Habitat office, 303 Wellsian Way, Richland.