Friday, July 10, 2009
With Carolyn Bivens, the commissioner of the LPGA, supposedly out the door all sort of names real and imagined have been suggested to fill the spot by Larry Bohannan of the Desert Sun. Among those is our own WNBA President Donna Orender.
Orender spent 17 years with the PGA and was their Senior Vice President of Strategic Development. If she were to leave, despite the fact that some fans don't think Orender is honest, it would be a serious blow to the league. The talk would be that Orender was jumping a sinking ship.
Meanwhile, it looks like someone's been editing the Wikipedia entry on Donna Orender at Wikipedia:
In the summer of 2008, during marketing meetings for the new WNBA advertising campaign-- featuring the "Expect Great" motto-- Orender was purportedly seen yelling and degrading several interns who helped work on the project. Other attendees noted her "outright rudeness" during the presentation and bursts of irrationality.
Ouch. The IP address - 126.96.36.199 - comes out of Comcast Cable in New Jersey. What, did someone get their feelings hurt by Donna? Hey, toughen up interns.