Now, perhaps I'm the only one here, but I have had
some serious concerns
raised about the ethical practices of Sue's position as ED given this situation.
I understand that in many cases, a private search for a new employee can be
conducted. But to do so in a manner that appears to be planned (which I have
strong suspicions it was) and slightly underhanded in front of a community that
has always (supposedly, last time I checked) been built around honesty and
openness is upsetting to say the least. I'm not saying that Erik is bad for the
job, he might be the best damn Deputy ED the Foundation will ever see. And
if he is, so much the better.
I don't know what you mean by "planned". It's natural to arrange a job
some time in advance of it actually starting. It would be surprising
that Sue and Erik were already in discussions about it by the time the
board were voting to make her ED, in which case Erik was quite correct
in recusing himself.