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#201 rjag

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 08:59 AM

My bet is that the letters she is writing are her opinion. I am sure that they are broadly aligned with the mandate and strategy that the board has given her but she is not being directed to write anything nor is she having it approved first in my opinion.

 

and you would lose that bet. She is the spokesperson for a Governance Board and works at the direction of said Board. There is no way she would have written that letter without at minimum, direction from the Executive.

 

I was on that Board for 4 years, 2 of which on the Executive. I am in contact with several members of the current board...she can present ideas and suggestions/guidance as that is part of her mandate, but no way will a public statement in her capacity as Chamber CEO like the letter be issued without first passing it through the Executive if not the whole board


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#202 spanky123

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 09:49 AM

and you would lose that bet. She is the spokesperson for a Governance Board and works at the direction of said Board. There is no way she would have written that letter without at minimum, direction from the Executive.

 

I was on that Board for 4 years, 2 of which on the Executive. I am in contact with several members of the current board...she can present ideas and suggestions/guidance as that is part of her mandate, but no way will a public statement in her capacity as Chamber CEO like the letter be issued without first passing it through the Executive if not the whole board

 

And I have been on lots of boards where the directors hand that authority over to the ED. If that is how you say that the Chamber board works then I have no way of refuting it but it sounds like a lot of micromanaging to me.


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#203 rjag

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 11:24 AM

And I have been on lots of boards where the directors hand that authority over to the ED. If that is how you say that the Chamber board works then I have no way of refuting it but it sounds like a lot of micromanaging to me.

 

Yup, there were some major changes about 6 years ago when you may not have noticed that Bruce Carter was basically muzzled. All media interviews and opening remarks at events were taken away from him and placed in the hands of the Board Chair. I wasnt around for that but there was a total sea change in that dept. No idea what went down (well I do but dont want to discuss publicly) but it changed the role of the CEO thereafter. Its definitely more administrator/spokesperson now instead of guide


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#204 Mike K.

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 02:22 PM

When the Chamber issued its scathing position on council’s pursuit of lawsuits against oil companies I know several Chamber folks were shocked, as it wasn’t what they expected from Holt. Clearly the desire to pen that letter came from the collective and not the head as it felt (to members) completely out of left field.
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