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Let’s single out the top power brokers

Let’s single out the top power brokers

Who are the city’s 10 principal power brokers near the end of 2013? Let’s begin by elimination. Position counts, but not as much as you might think. It doesn’t much matter who runs the local office of Wells Fargo or any other national company. Such folks rotate in and out, rarely leaving a lasting legacy.… Continue Reading Let’s single out the top power brokers

Ten years ago local attorney Scott Blackmun, who had been named interim CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, was passed over for the top job. Blackmun took the setback in stride, and moved on with his life. Meanwhile, the USOC became, in the opinion of many observers, a dsysfunctional mess. After a tumultuous year under… Continue Reading US Olympic Committee chief: We have a lot of work to do

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Scott Blackmun is the new chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Blackmun is a prominent sports executive and former USOC leader. He spent three years at the organization, starting as general counsel and director of legal affairs during 1998. He moved into the role of senior managing director in 2000 before leaving the organization… Continue Reading Blackmun named USOC chief

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