Background on Prof. Dennis Michaud
Here’s some more background on the new apparent GOP candidate for governor, Dennis Michaud. (And here’s the audio link of Dan Yorke breaking of the story). First is an academic article he co-wrote with Kaitlyn A. Murphy about the Quonset Development Corporation. (The article is available for a fee). Michaud made reference to his work on the QDC in a ProJo Op-Ed (July 2005) he co-authored with other Brown University professors in support of Beacon Mutual’s bid to privatize. The piece was aimed at showing how Governor Carcieri was inconsistent in approving the QDC’s privatization via separation from RIEDC but opposing the privatization of Beacon Mutual. (As previous posts have shown, it’s not quite that cut and dried). Finally, Prof. Michaud wrote about the responsibilities that the boards of public companies have in performing oversight on company management in the April 2005 edition of the Michael A. Kelly “Alert” (PDF). (He was also credited as being director of Brown University’s Corporate Governance Initiative at that time).