John Hall

John Hall

President and CEO

About this Speaker

Mr. Hall is President and CEO of HARC and leads a team of dedicated professionals and fellows with diverse backgrounds.

Mr. Hall’s expertise includes environmental justice, clean energy, and climate resilience, and includes emerging technologies to reduce air and climate pollution and support economic growth and new job creation.

Prior to HARC, he chaired the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC), the predecessor agency to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). His key accomplishments there were to merge environmental programs from several state agencies to form the TNRCC, create a framework to manage the Edwards Aquifer; establish Texas’ first Task Force to identify and assess environmental justice issues; and develop and implement a set of pollution prevention initiatives.

From 1996 to 2010, he led Texas to effectively address ozone non-attainment challenges in the Houston-Galveston and Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan areas. More recently, he served in leadership roles at Environmental Defense Fund.

HARC has had the honor of working with Mr. Hall for 20 years through his work with TERC, as a former member of HARC’s Board of Directors, and as a recent Senior Advisor. In February of this year, the TCEQ published a video conversation about his life and career. Please click here to view it.