Friday, March 23, 2012

Komen: And another one falls...

It's sort of like watching a train wreck in slow motion, isn't it?   According to the Washington Post, the Board chair for the Komen Foundation has now stepped down (although he has not resigned from the Board.)  The article goes on to state, "[t]o replace Leffall as chairman, Komen brought back founding board member Robert Taylor, 83, from retirement. Taylor is a close friend of Komen founder and chief executive Nancy Brinker. Taylor retired in 2010 after nearly 30 years on the board."   Successful succession planning is a hallmark of good nonprofit governance.  From the outside looking in, this change does not look great - clearly, things are not happy at Komen.

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