When introduced, Nelson’s initiatives were supported by members who sued the company and its former CEO in 2007, after controversy erupted about a for-profit side unit set by the executives then in charge. They also drew support from reform groups looking to unseat incumbent members of the current board of directors.
“As long as they are still intending to have open board meetings beginning in January, I don’t know that it makes a huge difference,” one of the original suing members, Tripper Sharp, said Tuesday. “Basically what we have is a lame duck board and I’m not expecting a lot from the board until after the elections anyway.”
On Tuesday, the sixth incumbent board member, David McGinnis, decided not to seek re-election, Kelly said, joining five others, including the board’s chairman and vice-chairwoman, not running again.