Axios, August 15, 2017

Merck & Co.’s Kenneth Frazier, then Under Armour Inc.’s Kevin Plank and Intel Corp.’s Brian Krzanich stepped down from a White House business group (Manufacturing Jobs Initiative), per Bloomberg’s Jeff Green. While none mentioned the president, Frazier, one of the country’s most-prominent black chief executive officers, … said he was acting on a “matter of personal conscience.”

As for Intel’s Krzanich, his Twitter account was peppered [yesterday] by pleas for him to quit the White House group.

Who’s next? Davia Temin, head of the New York-based crisis-management firm Temin & Co: “This conversation is viral in boardrooms right now.” […read more]