NCPA Clarifies Dismissal of John C Goodman

Source: Dallas Morning News

Fired Dallas think tank head John Goodman was dismissed after an investigation for sexual misconduct and “breach of fiduciary duty,” the conservative National Center for Policy Analysis announced Friday.

“We hoped to handle this in a professional matter, but Mr. Goodman’s actions require that we clarify the situation,” the center said in an unsigned statement.

Goodman called the accusation “not true,” but said he would not elaborate. “I don’t want to go there,” he said. “It just gets too ugly.”

Goodman, an economist who has specialized in health care matters, was president and CEO of the center since its founding in 1983. The center’s board of directors voted “unanimously” for his dismissal earlier this week, spokeswoman Catherine Daniell said.

Goodman said a dispute over his leadership ruptured the board and led to the resignation of three board members.

The center’s statement said board chairman Jerry Mills, head of MJ Mills Interests, LLC in Dallas, would be acting CEO of the center until a replacement for Goodman is found.