Pelton: EAA Will Keep On Course
Reaction to the sudden change in leadership was mixed on the EAA online message board. Some members expressed concern that a core group that wants EAA to focus only on the homebuilder community was behind the change; others felt Hightower had tried to expand the membership and that was a good way to go. A few said they had thought of quitting, but now would wait and see; others said they had planned to renew, but now would wait and see. Mac McClelland, EAA vice president of publications, told the local Oshkosh Northwestern that Hightower had simply failed to move to Oshkosh from his home in St. Louis as the board expected. "I know there's all kinds of complaints, but that's not it," McClelland said. "[The residency] was the unsolvable requirement. The board sees the president/CEO living in the Fox Valley as essential to the mission."
AVweb's Mary Grady spoke with Jack Pelton on Wednesday afternoon to find out what happens now at EAA. Click here to listen to the podcast.