Article: Tense YMCA board scrambles to replace CEO amid scandal

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Tense YMCA board scrambles to replace CEO amid scandal

David Hammer / Eyewitness Investigator,  26 March 2021

NEW ORLEANS — The Dryades YMCA board of directors held a tense meeting Friday and had to scramble to deal with the retirement of its longtime president and chief executive officer as state and local police looked into allegations of employees’ falsified background checks.

It was the first time the board had met since a scathing letter earlier this month from New Orleans Public Schools alleged fake employee background checks at James Singleton Charter School, a public K-8 school run by and housed in the historic Y in Central City.

The board members gave the Y’s departing president and CEO, Doug Evans, a standing ovation after he made brief comments. He spent 45 years working for one of the few formerly segregated Black YMCA’s left in the country. Evans touted his team’s work supporting and educating the Central City community, providing youth programs and teaching water safety. Continue reading “Article: Tense YMCA board scrambles to replace CEO amid scandal”

Article: The Renaissance Man of E-Commerce Patrick Byrne has done more in his 37 years than most do in a lifetime. Will that make his company, Overstock.com, a success?

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The Renaissance Man of E-Commerce Patrick Byrne has done more in his 37 years than most do in a lifetime. Will that make his company, Overstock.com, a success?

Nicholas Stein, 07 February 2000

How many Internet CEOs spend their adolescence learning allegorical life lessons from Warren Buffett? And how many then go on to follow his advice? Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com, a Salt Lake City company that sells excess inventory of items such as clothing and consumer electronics at deep discounts, has done both. Continue reading “Article: The Renaissance Man of E-Commerce Patrick Byrne has done more in his 37 years than most do in a lifetime. Will that make his company, Overstock.com, a success?”