Michael Brune, Executive Director, The Sierra Club
Michael Brune was appointed to his position at the Sierra Club, a nonprofit founded by preservationist John Muir in 1892, in January 2010. Prior to working there, Brune was the Executive Director of the Rainforest Action Network for seven years. He also worked as an organizer for Greenpeace. In 1999, while working at RAN, Brune ran a successful campaign to get Home Depot stores to stop purchasing and selling wood from old-growth forests, earning him Time magazine’s honor as its top environmental story of that year. Brune is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Daily Kos. In 2008 he published a book called Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal.