Carl Pope to step down as Executive Director of Sierra Club
Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope announced in January that he is planning to step down as Executive Director of the Sierra Club as soon as a new Executive Director is hired. The Sierra Club Board of Directors has begun the search for a new director. Pope will serve as Chairman of the Sierra Club, focusing on Climate Change after his successor assumes the director’s position.
The longest-serving Executive Director in Sierra Club history, Pope has been the head of the Club since 1992 and has been with the Club for over 30 years. Under his leadership the Club has grown in both size and influence, increasing its membership and volunteer activists and adding chapters.
“Over these years I have made many wonderful friends, and experienced both joyful victories and tragic setbacks in our struggle for a sustainable future,” said Pope. “I want to express my tremendous thanks and appreciation for the hundreds of Sierra Club staff and volunteer leaders who have helped me so generously over the years,” Pope noted.