Sierra Club chief to resign at year-end

Michael Brune, who has served as executive director of the Sierra Club for 11 years, has announced that he is resigning effective December 31. “We’re in a fight for the health of our communities and the future of our planet, and we need bold leadership, courage, and a new vision for this next chapter of our work. I’m so glad to be able to say that I’m leaving the organization in good hands,” he said.

Sierra Club will conduct a search for Brune’s replaced. Serving as acting executive director will be Dan Chu, who is currently executive director of the Sierra Club Foundation. Eva Hernandez-Simmons, who has most recently served Sierra Club as deputy national program director and Steering Committee co-chair, will take on a new role as Sierra Club Managing Director.

You can read Brune’s statement here.

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