Texas Campaign for the Environment: Board of Directors
Texas Campaign for the Environment is overseen by our Board of Directors. They make sure that TCE is on course in our campaigns, organizational development and operating in a fiscally responsible way. They volunteer their time to make sure that TCE is carrying out its mission to protect the public health and environment for Texans now and for future generations.
Anne Reynolds Robertson, Environmental Philanthropist and Entrepreneur, is motivated by the loss of the loss of many relatives who died of cancer-related diseases, in particular her uncle, J. Sargeant Reynolds, Lt. Governor of Virginia. She is a dedicated advocate of environmentally conscious organizations and serves on the board of several national environmental health organizations, including Healthy Child Healthy World and Mt. Sinai's Children's Environmental Health Center. She is also on the board of several other non-profits including the American Performing Arts Collaborative, a Harlem-based theatrical non-profit. She is currently working on a socially and environmentally responsible start-up based in Houston, TX, Verde Capital. Verde Capital's mission is to provide sustainability to higher education and health care and will be officially launching shortly. In addition she is inspired by her four wonderful children and the Reynolds family of Virginia who implemented the first recycling program in the aluminum industry.
Bret Howrey, PhD, Health Services Research, works for the UT system in Galveston. Bret was the recycling coordinator for Duke University. A recently appointed fellow at the UTMB Sealy Center on Aging, he grew up in Houston and now lives in Galveston with his wife and their three small children.
Ben Isgur, Healthcare Business Advisor is a native Texan and a lifelong activist having served in leadership positions on several boards including Trans-Texas Alliance, Fort Worth Alliance for Responsible Development, the Fairmount Neighborhood Association, and various planning committees. Ben earned a Bachelor degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs where he was a fellow with the U.S. Department of Defense, National Security Education Program.
Ben is the director in the PwC Health Research Institute where his work focuses on thought leadership, strategic planning, and legislative and policy analysis.
His previous experience includes being a founding Principle in the Brazos Partnership, a legislative procedure consulting firm, working in Government Relations for the City of Austin and as a Legislative Director in the Texas Houst of Representatives, where he was responsible for communicating with elected officials and advancing a highly technical legislative program.
Ben and his family live in Fort Worth. His wife Shoshana is an atterney and they have three children.
Ilan Levin, Environmental Attorney, is counsel for the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), a Washington, DC-based nonprofit dedicated to stronger enforcement of anti-pollution laws, and to the prevention of political interference with those laws. Prior to joining EIP, he practiced environmental law with the Austin firm Henry & Levin, where he represented landowners and conservation groups in administrative, legal, and legislative battles. Before entering private practice, Ilan worked as a policy analyst and staff attorney for the Texas Sunset Commission.
Ilan is a Texan by choice, not by birth. He is a graduate of the University of Texas, where he received both his undergraduate and law degrees. Ilan lives in Austin with his wife, Kelly Haragan.
Todd Main (Board Chair), Senior Policy Advisor for Illinois Department of Natural Resources, began working for environmental non-profits as a door-to-door canvasser. He rose up the ranks to become a Field Manager, Canvass Staff Director and State Director. For three years, Todd served as the Executive Director of TCE. He founded Public Research Works, TCE's sister research organization. He is currently on assignment in Chicago with his wife Theresa Amato and daughters Isabella and Vittoria.