The Wolf Organization, a distributor and public relations agency that also used to own lumberyards, announced today that former president Tom Wolf will return to run the York, Pa.-based company as chairman of the board and CEO.

Wolf was The Wolf Organization's president from 1985 until 2006, after which he served as Pennsylvania's secretary of revenue. Wolf explored the idea of running for governor but eventually decided to return to the family business, The Wolf Organization said in its announcement.

Wolf succeeds George Hodges as board chairman and Ron Blevins as president. Hodges will remain on the board, while Blevins will become vice chair of the board and treasurer of the company, responsible for all administrative functions.

Wolf's return to the company also led to these other changes in The Wolf Organization's management:

  • Dave Confer will become vice chair of the board, secretary and general counsel.
  • Craig Danielson will become president, responsible for The Wolf Organization's financial success.
  • Brad Kostelich will become executive vice president and COO.
  • Michael Newsome was promoted to executive vice president and CFO.
  • Jim Groff was named executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

The Wolf Organization's Wolf Distributing Co. bills itself as America's largest distributor of kitchen cabinets. It also distributes decking and railing materials, fiber cement siding and other building products from New England to North Carolina. The other division, Baublitz Advertising, is a full-service marketing firm focused on the building industry.

Until last year, The Wolf Organization also used to run The Lumber Yard, which ranked No. 48 on the 2008 ProSales 100 list of top LBM operations, with total sales of $110 million in 2007. It revealed in November 2008 that it would leave that business and focus on its distribution and public relations units.