The Sierra Institute Names New Chairman

Houston, TX, January 9, 2014 — The Sierra Institute (TSI) today announced Lonnie Bane as its new Chairman. Bane succeeds Ed Dunn and Tom Helton, who have operated as Co-Chairmen of The Sierra Institute since they founded TSI in 2003.

Lonnie Bane also announced that Ed Dunn and Tom Helton have agreed to continue their work with TSI by serving on TSI’s Board of Advisors.

These changes are part of an orderly leadership transition plan to assure continuity in the success and contribution of The Sierra Institute, according to a statement by Co-Founders Dunn and Helton: "When we founded TSI 10 years ago we had a goal of changing the world by advancing the knowledge and leadership development of senior human resources executives. We are exceptionally gratified by feedback from current members and from scores of alumni, that the experience gained, and relationships formed as Senior Fellows in TSI has made a positive difference in their careers and in their lives. And we're confident that Lonnie Bane is the best person to continue the TSI tradition of Great People-Great Ideas-Great Locations. Lonnie was a Senior Fellow at TSI for a number of years and became a member of TSI’s Board of Advisors in 2013."

Bane said: "I'm honored that Ed and Tom have entrusted me with the leadership gavel for The Sierra Institute. I vividly remember and highly value my participation as an active member for many years and I am excited to lead TSI as it enters its new decade. In my experience there's nothing quite like TSI…and I aim to keep it that way."

Bane welcomed Dunn and Helton as members of The Sierra Institute's Board of Advisors. "Having Ed Dunn and Tom Helton continue as active supporters and participants in TSI will help assure continuity of its timeless purpose and values, and will facilitate a seamless leadership transition.”

A future announcement will cover other changes and additions to The Sierra Institute Board of Advisors.

The Sierra Institute was founded in 2003. Senior Fellows of the Institute represent corporations and organizations in numerous industries and lines of endeavor worldwide; and are nominated for membership by current and former Fellows. TSI's base camp is located at Incline Village, NV, USA and its head office is now located in New Braunfels, Texas, USA.