Cyrus Reed, Conservation Director,
Lone Star Chapter of Sierra Club named Acting Chapter
For Immediate Release (Tuesday, August 1, 2012):
For More Information: Hal Suter, 361-765-8049 (cell)
Cyrus Reed, 512-740-4086 (cell)
Cyrus Reed Named Acting Chapter Director for Lone Star Chapter of Sierra Club
AUSTIN - Hal Suter, chair of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club, today announced that the Chapter’s Conservation Director Cyrus Reed has been named Acting Chapter Director following the retirement yesterday of long-time Director Ken Kramer.
Dr. Reed, who has a Ph.D. in Geography from The University of Texas at Austin, has been the Chapter’s Conservation Director since January 2008, but worked previously as a contract lobbyist for the Sierra Club for two state legislative sessions.
For a decade and a half Dr. Reed worked for the Texas Center for Policy Studies in a number of capacities. His most recent focus has been on advancing clean energy – energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in particular – a conservation priority for the Sierra Club in Texas and nationally.
“We’re fortunate to have a person with the knowledge
and experience that Cyrus Reed has to serve as Acting Chapter
Director while we complete the process for hiring a replacement
for Ken Kramer,” said Suter. “Cyrus
is an expert on the state legislative process and the workings
of state agencies, and he is well-respected by public officials
across the political and philosophical spectrum.
strong staff and volunteer leaders of the Lone Star Chapter
and our national staff colleagues in Texas, our work to advance
environmental and public health protection will continue
unabated as we move forward in naming a new Chapter Director.”
Former Lone Star Chapter Director Ken Kramer has been named Chapter Water Resources Chair and Legislative Advisor to the Chapter, both of which are volunteer positions, and he will continue to assist the Chapter in those and other capacities.