Re: Re: Is this the same John Graby?
Probably just trying to suggest that although nominally an executive for the current president of your organization, he is given long rein to make a lot of initiatives on his own, in the name of acting in the best interests of his employers — a kind of power behind a distracted throne.
But I doubt if this is the real story in RIAI any more than it is in other professional bodies.
The “expert” bureaucrats are a common excuse by presidents who want things to go a particular way, in a way that suits them.
In any case, it is really the president who is supposed to actively lead the organization during his/her tenure, especially in relation to matters with significant public impact.
But maybe your president is busy shoring up his own practice these days.