Brodie Carr, ASP CEO, resigns
Awarding Kelly Slater his 11th world title prematurely last week was the most famous snafu in pro surfing history. The ASP did a fine job of damage control, immediately taking responsibility for the mistake, but its repercussions have just become clear. After Tuesday’s ASP Board Meetings in San Francisco, Brodie Carr, six-year ASP CEO, has stepped down.
“It is my duty to accept responsibility for the recent calculation error that resulted in the premature crowning of Kelly Slater’s 11th ASP World Title,” Brodie Carr said in a press release.
“The determination of the ASP World Title is the most important moment in professional surfing. Ultimately, the responsibility for every activity within ASP lies with me. Therefore, I have elected to resign my position as CEO.”
Professional surfing took a big credibility hit when it was revealed that the ASP had miscalculated the points needed for Kelly Slater to be awarded his 11th World Title. Brodie Carr cares deeply about the reputation of the ASP and is a man of integrity. As such, he felt it necessary to assume full responsibility for the mistake and step down. Wall Street could learn from this man.