Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The American Numismatic Association board of governors fired executive director Christopher Cipoletti effective 5 p.m. Mountain Time Oct. 16.
In the legal parlance of a motion that was passed in executive session at 6:45 p.m. the day before, Cipoletti's employment was terminated with cause.
Board members and their legal counsel A. Ronald Sirna Jr. said very little to explain their action, but considering the other motions passed at the board meeting, it is clear that they feel that too much authority was vested in one person for the ANA's good.
I may be a coin collector, but I'm finding it a little difficult to get too worked up about this. I hope he was stealing money or something because the emotions are flying high over what seems to basically be a case of hiring the wrong person for the job.