Bivens' replacement has had board clash of her own

Bivens’ replacement has had board clash of her own

Outgoing LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens and her acting replacement, Marsha J. Evans, have at least one thing in common: both have been ousted by boards of directors that found their management styles overbearing.Bivens essentially was given the heave-ho last week when several members of the LPGA’s board called for her resignation. Evans’ turn came in 2005 when she was ousted as president and CEO of the American Red Cross, and received a severance package valued at about $780,000. According to The Washington Post:The [Red Cross] board's executive committee was unhappy with her communication and collaboration with the 50-member Board of Governors and … the board believed she needed to change her "command-and-control" management style.Evans pledged to improve, to involve the board earlier in more issues and to coach her management team to communicate more with the board.But in early December [2006], she and the board clashed again over her decision to remove several senior executives, and most of the board's 14-member Executive Committee decided that they had lost confidence in her leadership.Before joining the Red Cross, Evans was national executive director of Girl Scouts of the USA. According to, she currently serves on the boards of the Office Depot, the Huntsman Corporation, Weight Watchers International, North Highland and The Estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings.