Sierra Club names new Texas chief

The Sierra Club has named Scheleen Walker, a former legislative aide for a Texas House Democrat, as the next director of its Lone Star chapter.
Walker will be only the second director of the environmental group’s Texas chapter, replacing Ken Kramer, who recently retired after 23 years at the helm. Kramer said Walker’s experience gives it “perhaps our strongest state legislative lobby corps ever.”
A Rice University graduate, Walker has worked the past six years for Rep. Donna Howard, an Austin Democrat. She also previously managed the air quality program for Travis County.

About The Author

Matthew Tresaugue joined the Houston Chronicle in 2005 after working for newspapers in California, where his beats included land-use development, higher education and Major League Baseball. At the Houston Chronicle, he has covered the environment, reporting on science, policy and politics in areas including air quality, water supply, the Gulf of Mexico and global warming.