Innovate Albuquerque, Very Old Vanilla
Under Richard Berry’s absent minded leadership, Albuquerque has found itself in an economic Sargasso Sea. Going nowhere and floundering. Hot and stinky. Albuquerque is the only major American city that went back into recession, yes Albuquerque we are #1, we are the only city who has had a double dip recession! Thank you Richard Berry we couldn’t have dropped so low without your abysmal leadership.
To turn Albuquerque’s economy around Richard Berry decided to team up with business folks and UNM and create INNOVATE ALBUQUERQUE.
In the financial world we are taught that past performance is a good indicator of future performance. In history we learn that if we ignore the past we are doomed to repeat it. Based upon the Board of Directors for Innovate Albuquerque we are doomed to fail. These are the same people who got us into this mess. So let’s look at who is on the Board of Directors of Innovate Albuquerque (look closely at the pictures there will be a test at the end):
Patricia Vincent-Collawn is being discussed as the final (7th) member, but she has not been confirmed yet.
OK Albuquerque, look at the pictures of the six men who are on the Board of Directors, notice anything? If you guessed they are all old, white businessmen who have overseen the economic decline in Albuquerque over the last five years you would be right! Now let’s look at the demographics of Albuquerque:
Everybody else 12%
Ignoring the fact that these six white guys have been in charge while Albuquerque has failed economically, why is this board of directors not a mirror of our community? Does Richard Berry really not know any Hispanic business owners / community leaders? Does Berry not know at least three other women who are business owners / community leaders?
Innovate Albuquerque is doomed to failure. It is run by a group that does not represent Albuquerque and this same group are the old white guys who got us into this mess. So please call Richard Berry (505 768 3000) and ask him, Do you only care about rich white men? It seems like it.