A big news day. Patrick D'Amelio, the President of the Alliance for Education, resigned today. He is returning to his previous job as head of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Puget Sound. It takes effect on Dec. 4th.
From the Puget Sound Business Journal:
"As head of Big Brothers Big Sisters, D’Amelio takes over for Tina Podlodowski, who resigned her post in September to head Joe Mallahan's campaign for Seattle mayor."
Word on the street is that the acceptance of his resignation was somewhat terse "thank you for your good work" from the Board of Directors.
I feel sad because Patrick had great personal appeal. I felt engaged when I spoke with him and he was able to really work a room. He just seemed like he had a great skill set for the job. I'm sure his staff will miss him.
Of course there is speculation as to why he is leaving. Part of that job is being able to work with/appease many powerful people.