1. Staff

Chad Ellis

Industry Relations and Stewardship Manager

Ellis joined the Noble Research Institute as a pasture and range consultant in 2012.

Previously, Ellis was a Regional Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) director for 15 central states at the Central National Technology Support Center (CNTSC) for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Prior to that, Ellis worked with NRSC as a rangeland management specialist in San Angelo, Texas. He also worked in the Chihuahuan Desert as a district conservationist in Alpine, Texas, to the subtropics in Florida as the state rangeland management specialist.

Ellis grew up in Lohn, Texas, a small farming and ranching community in Central Texas.

  • Master of Science in Range Management, Angelo State University, 2001
  • Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management, Sul Ross University, 1999
  • Outstanding Young Range Professional Award, Society for Range Management, 2015
  • Outstanding Alumni, Angelo State University Animal Science Department, 2010-2011
  • Outstanding Young Professional, Texas Section Society for Range Management, 2010
  • USDA-NRCS Certificate of Merit, 2008
  • USDA-NRCS Certificate of Merit, 2006
  • USDA-NRCS Certificate of Merit, 2005
  • USDA-NRCS Certificate of Merit, 2004
  • USDA-NRCS Certificate of Merit, 2003
  • Distinguished Graduate Student, Angelo State University College of Sciences, 2001
  • Graduate Student of the Year, Angelo State University Animal Science Department, 2001
Professional Memberships
  • The Wildlife Society
    • Oklahoma Chapter
    • Texas Chapter