To: SECU Board of Directors
Dear Chairman Ayers,
*UPDATED 3/12/2023 - If you click on the link below to Dr. Jackson's report, you now receive the following message: "The page you are trying to access is no longer available". Wonder why the report "disappeared" suddenly after 5 years? More transparency by Mr. Ayers and the SECU Board? Seems to be a clear pattern developing here...not a pretty picture!
*Blocking a Blog is just silliness; but... you would have hoped that the two SECU Board members who work at UNC and Duke - Ms. Jennifer Haygood and Ms. Stelfanie Williams - might have objected to the censorship of an academic report from a university professor. But it appears a "Brave New World" attitude is par for the course on the SECU Board these days. Not sure that either university would endorse this "brown-shirted" approach to "transparency" - would the members, do you?
Do you know Dr. William E. Jackson, III? Dr. Jackson is currently a professor of management and finance at Culverhouse College of Business, University of Alabama. He is one of those scary-smart kind of people - MBA from Stanford, MA/Phd in Economics from the University of Chicago (nothing much scarier than ecoonmics via UC!), Google Scholar, Federal Reserve Consultant...and my favorite the Smith Foundation Endowed Chair of Business Integrity at the University of Alabama. Easily a peer of you and the members of the SECU Board, right?
While at the Kenan-Flagler business school at UNC-Chapel Hill, Dr. Jackson did a study of "The Financial Value of Membership in SECU" (2018), which you probably don't know can be found on the SECU website. The link is below: