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Posted on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 : 9:21 a.m.

Marty Bodnar resigns on first day of new job in Ohio, returns to Michigan

By Staff

Marty Bodnar, who left the University of Michigan athletic department earlier this month after 11 years to return to his hometown as the executive director of Barberton Community Foundation in Ohio, resigned on his first day of the job, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.

Bodnar, according to the article, resigned after complaints about his $125,000 salary included full-page ads in the local newspaper. Bodnar returned to his job at Michigan as associate athletic director of ticketing and marketing, the article said.



Fri, Jan 22, 2010 : 7:19 p.m.

Wow, the Barberton community puts the fun in dysfunctional. The board researches to find the going rate for the position is between 117k-179k. They get him on the LOW end of that scale and it is still too much for them. I have news for Barberton, "if you always do, what you've always done, you will always get what you've always got.


Fri, Jan 22, 2010 : 4:54 p.m.

So glad to have you back Marty.


Fri, Jan 22, 2010 : 2:15 p.m.

Dumb Ohioans. One of their board members said it all: "Barberton is a poor community". They're going to stay that way too unless they start making better decisions - starting with hiring a highly qualified, excellent candidate like Marty Bodnar. Quibbling over an extra $30,000 when the Foundation distributes over $3.5 million in grants per year is extremely shortsighted. That's less than 1% of the money they're giving away. I'm sure a great executive director like Bodnar could easily bring in multiples of that (the $30K) in extra donations and income each year. Plus, I've researched salaries for non-profit executive directors, and for the apparent size of this foundation, $125K is a very good deal - especially for an excellent candidate who knows the community already. Once again, Ohio's loss is our gain.


Fri, Jan 22, 2010 : 12:45 p.m.

Is that how things work at the U? You just come and go as you please? Seems that if you leave your job, you leave your job.. you're welcome to re-apply, but it's not a revolving door.