That's what she said. Ba-dump!
“Handshakes, pats on the back, congratulations all around,” Johnson said.
before the 4:30 p.m. board meeting, Rogers came to Johnson’s office and
the two chatted before Rogers said, “We can’t be late for your
The board met by conference call for 20 minutes and
approved its new officials, with Johnson and Rogers listening in the
The board then went into executive session, excusing Rogers and Johnson, who prepared to head back to Raleigh.
minutes later Johnson got an email from Duke’s lead director, Ann
Maynard Gray, telling him to stay. During the executive session Gray
introduced a motion: Johnson is not a good fit for Duke, should be
removed, and replaced by Rogers, who had been Duke CEO since 2006.
said she knew this would be a shock and expressed her apologies, McKee
said. The five former Progress board members began enumerating Johnson’s
attributes and qualifications and asked the board to reconsider, McKee
said. For one hour, McKee said, Gray kept repeating: He’s not a good
None of the other nine legacy Duke board members spoke.
“There were no answers,” McKee said. “It felt like a lifetime.”
The vote was 10 to 5, with the Duke members siding against the ex-Progress members."
UPDATE: More info and shenanigans over here.