Vice President of the Institute for Recovery Advocacy
Nick Motu leads the Institute for Recovery Advocacy. During his 20-year career at the Hazelden Foundation and now the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, he has served in a number of leadership and executive roles. For 10 years, he served as Publisher of the Hazelden Foundation’s publishing arm. He also led the organization’s prior public education and policy efforts, including working to ensure mental health and addiction insurance parity. Now, besides heading up the Institute for Recovery Advocacy, he manages marketing, business development, public relations and communications for the organization. Prior to his two decades at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Nick served in marketing and publishing management roles at St. Paul Companies, Northwestern National Life and several daily newspapers. Motu earned his bachelor’s degree in business/journalism from the College of St. Thomas. He has received numerous national awards for his work in marketing, communications, advertising and publishing.