In the nearly 300 pages of the personnel files of former Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation CEO Angela Rodell, there’s everything from jury duty reports to usual financial disclosures. But in the most recent performance evaluation in December, there are numerous remarks about how she managed her staff and how she managed her relationship with the trustees.
In short, it wasn’t all roses. The board stated it felt Rodell pushed her own agenda and controlled what information she gave to the trustees.
She was fired by the trustees on a vote of 5-1 in December, and has stated that the firing was politically motivated. Board chairman Craig Richards has said it was due to performance, but did not elaborate. But upon request, the Permanent Fund Corporation has released Rodell’s personnel file to news agencies who have asked for it.
The matter of Rodell’s firing has become a fascination of the liberal-dominated media in Alaska and is the subject of a Legislative Budget and Audit Committee meeting on Monday, for which Chairwoman Sen. Natasha von Imhof has requested answers from the Board of Trustees. APFC Chairman Richards submitted his answers in writing late last week in advance of the Monday hearing, most of which is likely to be behind closed doors in executive session.
Rodell has sought to clear her name and has told the mainstream media that she may sue over her dismissal in order to restore her professional reputation.
She said the board “…got rid of me so they can have someone they can control and manipulate in the executive director’s seat.”