In an attempt to clear his name, Greg Mortenson co-founder of the Mont.-based Central Asia Institute, and of "Three Cups of Tea" fame is removing himself from day-to-day management of CAI. CAI has taken on an acting executive director and a communications director. She is Karin Ronnow, a former Bozeman Chronicle reporter who wrote adoring stories on Mortenson's work in Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.
The CAI board of directors will expand …from three members, Mortenson and two other persons. Mortenson crashed from being a celebrity to at the least an embarrassed author and charity executive. Both roles seemed to unwind when the CAI's treasurer and board chairman -- famed physician-climber ("Everest: The West Ridge") Tom Hornbein -- quit in frustration at Mortenson's lack of ability to manage and when the former K2 climber was charged by a "60 Minutes" expose with empty schools and questionable authenticity of his books.
Nonprofit Imperative gathers its information principally from public documents...some of which are directly quoted. Virtually all cited are in some phase of criminal proceedings; some have not been charged, however. Cites in various media: Featured in print, broadcast, and online media outlets, including: Vermont Public Radio, Miami Herald, National Public Radio, Huffington Post, The Sun News, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Wall Street Journal (Profile, News and Photos), FOX2, ABC Spotlight on the News, WWJ Radio, Ethics World, Aspen Philanthropy Newsletter, Harvard Business Review, Current Affairs, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, St. Petersburg Times, B, USA Today Topics, , Newsweek.com, Responsive Philanthropy Magazine, New York Times...and many more • Nonprofits: On the Brink (iUniverse, 2006)