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Director of Information Technology Cambridge, MA

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has selected Erin Richardson to be its Director of Information Technology. She will assume her role in February 2022.

Erin Richardson comes to the NBER from Wellesley College, where she has served as the Director of Technology Support Services since 2013. As Director, she has been responsible for leading the delivery of critical IT services, including research computing, classroom technology, data security, user services, telephony, and network infrastructure. In her time at Wellesley she has led the transition of central tech infrastructure to the cloud, managed a wireless upgrade across campus, implemented College-wide VoIP telephony, and overseen the implementation of expanded security measures, including 2FA. In her role, she serves as a member of the leadership team for Library and Technology Services, acts as a key advisor to College leadership on technology issues across campus, and leads over 20 employees in the Office of Technology Support Services.

Erin Richardson received her BA from Wellesley College. Her MS, in Information Technology, is from Bentley College.

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