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STAR Welcomes New Acting Executive Director Adrian Hernandez

Wed, October 04, 2023 12:00 PM | Tamara Kowalski



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STAR Appoints Acting Executive Director

The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling Appoints Adrian Hernandez

Austin, TX – The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) appointed Adrian Hernandez of Pearland, TX as its board chair and acting executive director during its July 27, 2023, board of directors meeting held in Austin, TX. The board voted unanimously to appoint Mr. Hernandez to the position of acting executive director to ensure organizational continuity and manage day-to-day operations with a limited scope and authority overseen by STAR’s Executive Committee, which is comprised of the organization’s elected board officers and at-large members.

Adrian currently serves as CEO of Keep Pearland Beautiful, a Keep America Beautiful affiliate, and is a two-term councilmember and former mayor pro tem for the City of Pearland, TX. Mr. Hernandez is well-known for his diverse professional background, which includes being a multi-unit café operator in the Houston area for more than 12 years; serving as vice president of operations for a multinational beverage retailer and wholesaler; and as a former professional musician having performed with various bands as well as renowned institutions the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Symphony. Adrian holds a Master of Science degree from Texas A&M University.

He has served on various boards and committees dedicated to serving the community across a broad range of needs and interests including environmentalism, patriotism, adult education, business development, and food insecurity. In addition to his commitment to recycling via STAR, Adrian currently serves on the board of directors for Keep Texas Beautiful.

The STAR board of directors have expressed their enthusiasm to work alongside Mr. Hernandez to identify and pursue new goals for the organization while in unprecedented pursuit of their mission to expand recycling in the state of Texas. New and existing members of the STAR organization are welcome and encouraged to meet Adrian at the upcoming 25th Anniversary of the Texas Recycling Summit to be held November 1-3, 2023, in San Marcos, TX. For more information, please visit


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