I have had this conversation so often I can write both parts of the script.
Joan: “So when does your chair’s term end?”
E.D.: “Oh, well we don’t really have term limits.”
Joan: “You don’t really have them?”
E.D.: “I think they are in the by laws or maybe they aren’t – I don’t really know – it doesn’t matter I suppose. Board members would revolt if we tried to enforce them”
Joan: “Revolt?” Why?
E.D.: “Well Cindy has been willing to be board chair for the last six years and frankly, no one else wants the job. And as I think about, no one else would be very good.”
So what exactly is the BIG FAT PROBLEM? Ignoring the bylaws? Nope. Although that is a problem.
No mention that Cindy is a great chair? Nope not the headline.
No one else wants the job? Getting warmer, but nope.
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