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Frank Jackalone

Frank Jackalone is Sierra Club's Senior Field Organizing Manager supervising staff on campaigns to restore the Everglades; to preserve beaches, forests and wetlands; to reduce red tide and other harmful algal blooms in coastal waters; to protect endangered fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean; and to move beyond oil and coal with a transition to clean transportation and renewable energy. Prior to joining the Sierra Club in 1997, Jackalone served as the southeast regional director of the consumer advocacy organization Public Citizen where he coordinated advocacy campaigns in 7 southeastern states on health care, consumer protection, civil rights, election reform and international trade issues. In the 1980's, Jackalone was executive director and chief lobbyist of the Florida Consumers Federation, a coalition of 160 groups representing 600,000 Floridians. A decade earlier he served as executive director of the National Student Lobby and the founding president of the United States Student Association, representing three million college and university students. Jackalone lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. He works out of a net zero energy building and drives a Chevy Volt that is powered by the building's solar panels.