QC Development - Organization Make Over???
As a long time critic, and someone that has been calling for the ouster of Thom Hart as head of Q-C Development I almost chocked on my Cheerios this morning reading the QC Times. It’s about time!! But the retention of Hart as “Senior Vice President for Government Relations” is unacceptable. By Hart’s own admission, he has been a failure at the post for over a decade; “There are others who are better suited to that” Hart commented in the QC Times regarding his leadership in sales and marketing.
This is why this announcement doesn’t go far enough. The second step is to re-examine the Board of Directors that has allowed this flawed operation to continue over time. Not only should the private sector investors require all directors submit letters of resignation, but local governments and the Chambers that fund QC Development as well. Let’s keep the strongest members of the board, and let the “old & retired” move on.
Finally, if we really want to have a Senior Vice President of Government Relations (which is code for Arsenal work), then lets hire Mark Schwiebert.
It’s time for all of the funding sources of QC Development to be bold, and require more then an “organization make over”. Let’s not wait another 10 years to do what is necessary.