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Board of Directors:
Meet the Board

The Sierra Club's Board of Directors are elected to serve the membership in deciding policy, conducting governance, and keeping the Club effective in pursuing our key mission to explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

As the Club's highest governing body, the Board consists of 15 members, five of whom stand for election every year. The Board's Executive Committee (ExCom) consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Fifth Officer. The Board meets regularly. Contact the Board through their liaison at board.liaison@sierraclub.org.

David Scott
David Scott
Spencer Black
Spencer Black
Lane Boldman
Lane Boldman
Donna Buell
Donna Buell
Susana Reyes
Susana Reyes

Loren Blackford
Loren Blackford
Jim Dougherty
Jim Dougherty
Larry Fahn
Larry Fahn
Chuck Frank
Chuck Frank
Jessica Helm
Jessica Helm

Aaron Mair
Aaron Mair
Robin Mann
Robin Mann
Liz Walsh
Liz Walsh
Chris Warshaw
Chris Warshaw
Rob Wilder
Rob Wilder



David Scott

David Scott, 2013-2014 Sierra Club President
RESIDENCE: Columbus, Ohio
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 1990, Life Member
OCCUPATION: Public Interest Attorney
SIERRA CLUB LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: 2008-2009: Co-Chair, Obama Administration Task Force; Member, Mission Strategy Advisory Committee; 2007-2008, Vice-Chair and Secretary, Conservation Governance Committee, (appointed to committee 2005); 2004-2005, Chair, Sustainable Planet Strategy Team (appointed 2002), 1999-2001, Regional Vice President.
OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: 1999-2002, Ohio Chapter Chair; 1998-2002, Great Lakes Ecoregion Task Force Chair; 1996-1999, Ohio Chapter Conservation Chair; 1996-1998, Central Ohio Group Conservation Chair. Non-Sierra Club positions: 2005-2007, Mayor's Green Team; 1997-1999, Franklin County Community Planning Council.


Spencer Black

Spencer Black, 2013-2014 Sierra Club Vice President
RESIDENCE: Madison, Wisconsin
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 1975
OCCUPATION: Wisconsin state legislator (1985-2011) (retired)
SIERRA CLUB LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Sierra Club Political Team (2011-present), Chair, John Muir Chapter (1979), Executive Committee, John Muir Chapter (1977-1979), Associate Representative, Midwest Office (1983-84), Staff, John Muir Chapter (1983), Outings leader (1976-1980).
OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Chair, Wisconsin Assembly Natural Resources Committee (1987-1994, 2009-2010), Assembly Minority Leader (2001-2002), National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (1999-2010), Wisconsin Bicycle Federation Board of Directors (2010-present).


Lane Boldman

Lane Boldman, 2013-2014 Sierra Club Secretary
RESIDENCE: Lexington, Kentucky
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 1993, Life Member.
OCCUPATION: Communications Manager and Environmental Activist
SIERRA CLUB LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: National: Secretary, Board Executive Committee; Chair, Board Volunteer Leadership Advisory Committee (2008-2009); Chair, Council of Sierra Club Leaders (2005-2008); Chair, Board Natural Gas Fracturing Task Force (2008-2009); Communications & Education Governance Committee (2005-2008); Cool Cities Mobilization Taskforce (2006-2008). State: Chair, Cumberland (Kentucky) Chapter (2002-2005); Chair, Cumberland Chapter Mountaintop Removal Committee (2008-2010); Chair, Cumberland Chapter Wildlands Committee (2003-2010).
OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Board Member, Citizens Coal Council (2009-2010); Team Organizer, "Reforest the Bluegrass" (1999); District Coordinator, Lexington "Let Us Vote" (2007); Board Member, Cardinal Valley Neighborhood Association (2005-2006).


Donna Buell

Donna Buell, 2013-2014 Sierra Club Treasurer
RESIDENCE: Spirit Lake, Iowa
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 2004
OCCUPATION: Environmental Activist, Attorney
SIERRA CLUB LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: National Finance and Risk Management Advisory Committee (2008-present); Council of Club Leaders Executive Committee (2007-present); Iowa Chapter Executive Committee (2004-present), Chapter Treasurer (2008-present); Prairie Lakes Group Executive Committee (2006-present).
OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Okoboji Protective Association Board of Directors (1998-present); Iowa Environmental Protection Commission (2003-2007); Dickinson Clean Water Alliance Coordinator (2005-2006); Citizens Concerned for Water Quality (1999-2001).


Susana Reyes

Susana Reyes, 2013-2014 Sierra Club Fifth Officer
RESIDENCE: Glendale, California
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 1999
OCCUPATION: Director of Human Resources
SIERRA CLUB LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: SC Political Team (2007-2011), Co-Chair SCPT Training Subcommittee (2008-2011) and National Political Training (2008); SCPT online political training developer and instructor (2008-2011); Angeles Chapter Chair, Political Committee (2004-2009) and Co-Chair (2010-2011); Verdugo Hills Group ExComm (2006-2007), Group Political Chair (2005- present), and Chapter Delegate (2005-2007); Personnel Committee Chair (2007-present); Chapter Political Leadership Awards Organizer (2008-2011); Angeles Chapter Executive Committee (2003- 2004) and Secretary (2002-2004).
OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters (LALCV) Board Member (2004-present); LALCV Vice President (2005-2006); LALCV Endorsement Committee Chair (2010-present); LALCV Board Development Team Member (2008-2009); Arroyo Foothills Conservancy Board Member (2010-present): Los Angeles Filipino Association of City Employees, Affirmative Action Officer (2008- present); Campaign GOTV organizer, various races (City Mayor and Council, CA State Assembly and State Senate, Water Municipal Boards, Community College Board of Trustees, Judicial, and Southern CA Congressional races).


Loren Blackford

Loren Blackford, 2013-2014 Sierra Club Director
RESIDENCE: New York, NY
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 2003, Life Member
OCCUPATION: Environmental investor, donor & political advocate
SIERRA CLUB LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: National Finance and Risk Management Committee (2013); Sierra Club Foundation Board Chair (2010-2012); Foundation Director (2006-2012); Member, National Advancement Council (2005-2013); Chair, Cool Cities Taskforce (~2007-2009)
OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Co-chair, Impact Investing Circle of Rachel’s Network (a group of women environmental donors); Member, President's Advisory Council, National Wildlife Federation; Member, E2 (environmental entrepreneurs); Investor, Geo-Investors (a mid-Western renewable energy infrastructure fund) and Ethical Electric (the CREDO of clean energy); Former Board Member, Friends of the New York High School for Environmental Studies; Former President, West 68th Street Block Association; Advisor, Living Cities' green community development initiative; Knowledge Sharing Director, The Local Initiatives Support Corporation; Program Officer of the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service at the 1992 Earth Summit and its preparatory meetings.


Jim Dougherty

Jim Dougherty, 2013-2014 Sierra Club Director
RESIDENCE: Washington, D.C.
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 1971. Life member since 1990.
OCCUPATION: Environmental lawyer and campaign strategist
SIERRA CLUB LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Director (1989-1992, 2005-2008), Secretary (2006-2007), Legal Committee (1991-present), Conservation Governance Committee (2001-present), Council Delegate (1987-1989, 2009-present), Finance Committee (2005-2006). Chapter Chair (2009-present), Conservation Chair (1995-1996), Legal Chair (1994-present), Outings Chair (2000-2002), Environmental Justice Committee (2009-present).
LEADERSHIP WITH OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS: Defenders of Wildlife - VP; Green Seal - General Counsel; USEPA - Law Enforcement Branch Chief; Friends of the National Zoo - Director; DC Environmental Planning Commissioner; League of Conservation Voters National Advisory Council, DC Environmental Network - Co-founder.


Larry Fahn

Larry Fahn, 2013-2014 Sierra Club Director
RESIDENCE: Mill Valley, California
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 1978, Life Member
OCCUPATION: Executive Director, As You Sow; Environmental Attorney
SIERRA CLUB LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Marin Group ExCom (1981-1999), Political Chair, Vice-Chair, Chair; Bay Chapter Political Committee (1984-2000), Chair (1991-1994); Political Chair, SC California (1997-2001); National Board (1999-2002; 2002-2005; 2008-2011); Vice-President (2001-2003); Club President (2003-2005); Club Delegate to UN Climate talks in Copenhagen (2009) and Cancun (2010).


Chuck Frank

Chuck Frank, 2013-2014 Director
RESIDENCE: Highland Park, IL CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 1976 Life Member SIERRA CLUB LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: 1998-2004, 2005-2012 Member Sierra Club Foundation Board of Directors; 1996-Current NAC (National Advisory Council); 2012-Current Sierra Summit Circle; 2012-Current Business Partnership Committee; 2010 Chapter Fund Raising Task Force; 1996 Chair Midwest Advancement Committee; 2010-Current Member of Green Transportation Committee. OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS; President and Owner of Z. Frank, Inc. since 1990; President and Owner of Wheelco, Inc 1980-1998; Manager of various real estate partnerships including Arthur Avenue, LLC and 666 Partners, LLC; 1994-Current Board Member of YMCA of Metro Chicago; 1976-Current Board Member of various local and Chicago Central Jewish Community Center Boards of Directors. Member of Environmental Advisory Committee for the Honorable Congressman Brad Schneider (D-ILL 10th)


Jessica Helm

Jessica Helm, 2013-2014 Sierra Club Director
RESIDENCE: Rocky Point, New York
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 2003
OCCUPATION: PhD candidate in Neuroscience
SIERRA CLUB LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Activist Network: Hydrofracking Team Leader (2010-present). Atlantic Chapter: Conservation Chair (2009-present), Financial Affairs Committee (2010-present), Online Media Chair (2009-present), Executive Committee (2009-present). Long Island Group: Conservation Chair (2006-2009), Executive Committee (2006-2009), Publicity Chair (2006-2008).
OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Brookhaven Clean Energy Task Force


Aaron Mair

Aaron Mair, 2013-2014 Sierra Club Director
RESIDENCE: Schenectady, New York
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 1999
OCCUPATION: NYSDOH Public Health EPIGIS Analyst
SIERRA CLUB LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: National Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships Chair 2010-present; National Diversity Council 2008-2010. Atlantic Chapter: Environmental Justice 2003-2004; Chapter Chair 2002-2003. Hudson Mohawk Group: International Human Rights/Environment 2003-present; Environmental Justice 2002-2008; Water Quality/Habitats 2006-2011.
OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: EPA Environmental Quality Award for clean up of PCBs on the Hudson River 2000; Friends of Clean Hudson 1999; Current New York League of Conservation Voters Board Member 2000; Arbor Hill Environmental Justice Founder 1995-Current.


Robin Mann

Robin Mann, 2013-2014 Sierra Club Director
RESIDENCE: Rosemont, PA
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 1983, Life member
OCCUPATION: volunteer environmental activist
SIERRA CLUB LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Sierra Club President (2010-12), Vice President (2007-2010), Chair, National Advancement Council (2012-present), Volunteer Co-lead, Chapter-National Joint Planning Team (2012-present),Chair, Water Committee (2001-2006), Chapter Water Chair (2000-2005).
OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Darby Creek Valley Association, Board (2004-present), President (2007-2008); Local Environmental Advisory Council (2005-present); Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee (2003-present); Pennsylvania Campaign for Clean Water Steering Committee (2002-2005).


Liz Walsh

Liz Walsh, 2013-2014 Sierra Club Director
RESIDENCE: El Paso, Texas
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 1996
OCCUPATION: Professor of Biological Sciences
SIERRA CLUB LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: National: Nominating Committee (2002-2004); Wildlife and Endangered Species Committee (2000-2008), Vice Chair (2002-2005), Chair (2005-2008); Trapping Policy Task Force, Chair (2011-); Rio Grande Chapter: Wildlife Co-Chair (1998-2008); El Paso Group: EXCOM (2003-), Endangered Species/Wildlife Chair (2000-).
OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Board Member: Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition (2011-), Vegetarian Society, El Paso (2001-), American Microscopical Society (2011-), Keystone Heritage Park (2005); El Paso Mayor's Environmental Taskforce (2001-2002); Ecological Society of America SEEDS Chapter, Environmental Advocates, Advisor (2004-).


Chris Warshaw

Chris Warshaw, 2013-2014 Sierra Club Director
RESIDENCE: Dover, Delaware
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 2006
OCCUPATION: Doctoral Student (JD/PhD), Stanford University
SIERRA CLUB LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Board of Directors' Visibility & Outreach Advisory Committee (2008-present); National Cool Cities Taskforce (2008-present); National Online/Offline Internet Taskforce and Social Networking Committee (2007-2008); Loma Prieta Chapter Cool Cities Core Team (2006-present)
OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Democracy for America (DFA)- Field Director & Political Director (2005-2006), Grassroots Coordinator (2004); Howard Dean's Presidential Campaign- Field Organizer (2003-2004); League of Conservation Voters- Wisconsin GOTV Coordinator (2004); Stanford Environmental Law Journal- Member Editor (2008).


Rob Wilder

Rob Wilder, 2013-2014 Sierra Club Director
RESIDENCE: San Diego, California
CURRENT MEMBER SINCE: 1988, Life Member
OCCUPATION: Clean Energy Entrepreneur and Author
SIERRA CLUB LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Environmental Quality Strategy Team (2001-03); National Marine Committee (1994-96); Chair, Sierra Club California Coastal Committee (1997-99); San Diego Chapter Executive Committee (2010-present); Hawaii Chapter Executive Committee (2000-02); Vice Chair, Santa Barbara Group (1998-00).
OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Manager, WilderHill Clean Energy Index; President, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Institute; Trustee, Society for Conservation Biology (2008-present); Board of Directors, Coast Alliance (2000-04); Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts (1993-96); Fellow, US EPA Headquarters, Washington DC (1995).

 


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