From John Curry, November 19, 2007
Wouldn't it be nice to see a future STRS Executive Director who is the recipient of the First Amendment Award and the Ethics in Government Award (like Dr. Leone) also be the one overseeing our retirement system? But then, good guys seldom land in those positions. Could it be because they do what's right (legally and morally) and not necessarily what's politically popular? To Dennis, ORC 3307.15 means more than just another number in another book on some dusty library shelf, doesn't it? John
Molly Janczyk to Beverly McCoy, November 19, 2007
Subject: Leone as Exec. Direc. of STRS
Subject: Leone as Exec. Direc. of STRS Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 13:56:19 -0500
Dear Bev, Dennis Leone has not expressed interest to my knowledge. Of course, we would feel very confident in STRS with his leadership!!!!!!!!!!
Dennis would have to apply and be interviewed by the firm selected to do the search. Of course, if we follow Chuck Chapman's advice and STRS Board selected Leone, that would not have to be done, and it did this with Damon Asbury.
We all know some members of the Board would fight that to the 'death.'
Support is coming in and a sample of it was sent and a sample was blogged. But, in the harsh light of day, reality is: Dennis has to apply and the Board has to be open to considering him. They would be smart to do so being their future depends on STRS. But, what do you think the chances of that are?
We can send our support to the Board for Leone in this position. I certainly recommend Leone for the new Exec. Direc. of STRS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beverly McCoy to Molly Janczyk, November 18, 2007
How exciting to even think about Dennis being our Ex. Dir. Is CORE going to fight for it?