Cape Cod Times: “It took sharp mind to defeat Cape Wind”
Letter to the Editor, January 11, 2018 –
I was struck by something in the contrasting front page stories on Audra Parker and Jim Gordon and the battle over Cape Wind. While the paper delved into the educational background and business details of Gordon’s life, the story on Parker focused heavily on her personal background while largely ignoring her academic and business credentials.
As someone who has known Audra personally for years, let me set the record straight: Audra holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a bachelor of science in applied mathematics and economics from Brown University. She spent years in the private sector in jobs that included executive management, strategy, and marketing in New York, Boston, Paris and Seattle. Among her past employers: Microsoft, Bull Information Systems, and MapInfo.
Why does this matter? Because defeating Cape Wind took a sharp mind with strong business experience, and that was what Audra brought to the fight and that needs to be credited.
More importantly, even though Cape Wind is dead, Nantucket Sound is still unprotected. The fight to protect the Sound from any future development is going to continue, and people need to know they have someone at the helm who is more than equipped to do the job.
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