Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Final Three

The Sun reported today that there are three finalists for replacing Maggie Brown as the president of The Columbia Association. The final choice will be announced on May 1st.

Milton Matthews is the executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Reston Association. According to this story from the Washington Post, he took over that job in October 2004 after the association considered over 150 candidates. Milton has been through this type of drill so handicappers should take that into consideration when sizing up the race.

Rob Goldman is the inside man. Rob has served as the vice president of sports and fitness for CA for the past 19 years. If you like the job he’s done running CA’s sports and fitness facilities you will probably think he’d make a good president. I happen to think they could do much better.

Philip Nelson is currently the City Manager for the City of Troy, Michigan and has served in that capacity since July of 2007. Prior to that he was the city manager in Northglenn, Colorado for five years so he has proven he can stay in a job longer than two years.