After Narrowly Voting to Oust Ward as Executive Director
Posted by ICv2 on August 27, 2018 @ 2:17 pm CT
The special meeting was called "to get the input and feedback of the membership in deciding the path forward, whether that is a new contract, or a new ED," according to GAMA board member and Secretary Brian Dalrymple. "The vote was against," Dalrymple told ICv2, "but it was a narrow decision and this board likes to operate with consensus," so is seeking additional feedback. The Special Membership Meeting will be held on September 24 at 1 ET in Columbus, Ohio. Members may also attend by teleconference.
Ward was hired as Executive Director in 2009 (see "GAMA Goes Outside for New ED"), at a time when the organization’s shows and finances were in decline.