Rainforest Action Network (RAN) Executive Director Michael Brune to take Helm of Sierra Club

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RAN Bids Fond Farewell to Executive Director After Seven Years
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO—After seven years as the Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network, Michael Brune will become the new Executive Director of the Sierra Club.

Rainforest Action Network’s Chairman of the Board, André Carothers, congratulates Michael Brune in the following statement:

“Under Mike’s leadership, Rainforest Action Network, a savvy, hard-hitting environmental organization, has won more than a dozen landmark commitments from America's largest corporations, including Citi, Home Depot, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Kinko’s, Boise and Lowe’s.“While we at Rainforest Action Network are sad to see Mike go, it is tremendous for our movement and for America’s future to have a young, bold environmental leader take the helm of the country’s largest membership organization. This is a great direction for the Sierra Club.

“Mike’s legacy of leadership ensures that RAN will remain one of the most effective environmental action groups in the country. With some of the most talented environmental agitators in the business, we are committed to running successful campaigns that push companies to balance profits with principles; protect endangered forests and the communities that depend on them; transform North America’s dirty energy expansion into a clean energy future; and combat global warming.”


André Carothers serves as Chairman of the Board of the Rainforest Action Network. He is a longtime activist and non-profit leader, having worked for 13 years for Greenpeace and founded and directed the Rockwood Leadership Institute for 10 years. He is now a consultant for non-profits in management and leadership development.



Rainforest Action Network runs hard-hitting campaigns to break North America’s fossil fuels addiction, protect endangered forests and Indigenous rights, and stop destructive investments around the world through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action. For more information, please visit: www.ran.org