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We reported yesterday that Carol Wallace, who has led the Convention Center Corp. for the past two decades, plans to leave after the city took away control of a major part of center operations.
Wallace couldn’t be reached for comment yesterday. But this morning she issued a statement saying that she isn’t resigning, but asking to speak with the Convention Center Corp.’s board about her future:
It is unfortunate that confidential San Diego Convention Center Corporation documents, including my personal letter to the Corporation’s Board of Directors, were released publically. Characterizations in the media that I have resigned are inaccurate. In my letter I acknowledge that I believe “a number of the Board members desire to make a change in the leadership of the Corporation.” I commit in my letter to “assist in the seamless transition of the Convention Center Sales and Marketing” which I believe will be complete by June 30, 2013. As I clearly state in the letter, my future role at the Corporation after that date “is the subject of further discussion” between myself and the Board.
We originally interpreted Wallace’s letter as a resignation. But in the letter she asks the board to review terminating her contract due to recent board decisions. The letter also said that she had hired an employment attorney to represent her.
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