From the Trout Unlimited, California Chapter website:
Brian Johnson, who for six years headed up the California Water Project for Trout Unlimited (TU), has been named the new Director of California TU. Johnson succeeds Chuck Bonham, who was recently appointed as the Director of the California Fish and Game Department.
“Brian’s intellect, expertise and quick wit have won the respect of many people both within and outside of Trout Unlimited,” says Rob Masonis, TU’s Vice President for Western Conservation. “I am confident that the California Program will thrive with Brian’s steady hand at the wheel, and he is eager to take on his new responsibilities.”
Brian’s success at TU and many other professional accomplishments position him well to lead TU’s California Program. During the 1990s, he served in the White House environmental office as its communications director and he co-created the successful “Energy Star” program at EPA. After attending law school at Stanford University, he worked for several years as an attorney at Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, one of California’s premier natural resources law firms, before joining TU. Brian is a graduate of Duke University and lives in San Francisco with his wife Debbie and children Leo and Veronica.
Brian and his team look forward to working with you to protect and restore California’s salmon and trout, and the watersheds in which they live.