Resignations – Terminations – USA

This page is regularly updated – daily if I get the time.

I am not making any comment or judgement on these resignations or terminations – they are merely newspaper articles I see.  I am recording them because there seems to be an inordinate number of high profile or high positioned people resigning or being terminated suddenly and without explanation.  I have noticed that while some may seem dodgy or nefarious, there are obviously some resigning because they are sticking to their principles and morals.  I take special note of these good people in my mind.  Future proves past.

There are just too many for me to keep up with now – this page catches some but not all

Tom Brokaw To Retire From NBC News After 55 Years With The Network – 22 Jan 2021

Mike Cotton, the president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare’s health plan SelectHealth, resigned, the Salt Lake City-based health system said – 21 Jan. 2021

– 21 Jan 2021


Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams resigns at Biden’s request – 20 Jan 2021

Defined By Scandal At Voice of America, CEO Michael Pack Resigns At Biden’s Request – 20 Jan 2021

CFPB Director Kraninger Resigns At Biden’s Request – 20 Jan 2021

Tony Giunta resigns as Franklin mayor, citing death of his mother from COVID-19 – 19 Jan 2021

Hallmark Financial president and CEO Naveen Anand resigns – 19 Jan 2021

CIA Director Gina Haspel Announces Resignation – 19 Jan 2021

State Senator Heather Steans announces resignation effective Jan. 31 – 19 Jan 2021

New York mayor Tim Currier arrested on drug charges resigns – 19 Jan 2021

Kamala Harris resigns from the Senate ahead of inauguration – 18 Jan 2021

Trump’s Census Director Steven Dillingham To Quit After Trying To Rush Out ‘Indefensible’ Report – 18 Jan 2021

GitHub head of HR Carrie Olesen resigns after investigation into firing of Jewish employee over Capitol riot comments – 17 Jan 2021

Donald G. Tober, Head of Sweet’N Low and Sugar Foods, Dies by Suicide – 16 Jan 2021

Banker Benjamin de Rothschild, owner of the Edmond de Rothschild Group, dies aged 57, heart attack.  – 16 Jan 2021

Caroline Kennedy resigns from Boeing’s board, – 16 Jan 2021

Lincoln Project co-founder Weaver resigns from group, admits to ‘inappropriate’ messages to multiple men – 16 Jan 2021

California GOP official resigns after bragging about storming the US Capitol – 15 Jan 2021

Poeschl resigns from National FFA – 15 Jan 2021

TechnipFMC CFO Maryann Mannen Resigns. – 15 Jan 2021

United States Attorney McSwain Announces Resignation – 14 Jan 2021

Acting director of ICE, Jonathan Fahey resigns – 14 Jan 2021

Cone Health CEO Terry Akin and CFO Jeff Jones leaving health system – 14 Jan 2021

Intel CEO Bob Swan to step down, – 13 Jan 2021

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf resigns; FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor to take over – 12 Jan 2021

Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett to Depart Before Inauguration – 12 Jan 2021

Trump’s deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger resigns as other top officials consider quitting over Capitol riot – 7 Jan 2021

White House social secretary Anna Cristina “Rickie” Niceta resigns – 7 Jan 2021

‘I can’t stay here’ — Mick Mulvaney resigns from Trump administration, expects others to follow – 7 Jan 2021

House Sergeant-At-Arms Paul Irving Resigns Over Massive Security Breach Of Capitol –  7 Jan 2021

Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund resigns in wake of turbulent DC protests – 7 Jan 2021

Ryan Tully Resigns from National Security Council Following Wednesday’s Protests – 7 Jan 2021

Betsy DeVos, education secretary, is the second cabinet member to resign. – 7 Jan 2021

Top Trump Economic Adviser Tyler Goodspeed Resigns Following Capitol Riots – 7 Jan 2021

Assistant PIH Secretary Hunter Kurtz  Resigns from HUD – 7 Jan 2021

State Department political appointee Gabriel Noronha fired by White House after tweeting Trump was unfit for office – 7 Jan 2021

DeVos, Chao, Mulvaney, Costello: These Are The Trump Officials Who Have Resigned Since The Capitol Breach – 7 Jan 2021

First lady’s chief of staff and White House social secretary Stephanie Grisham resign after violent protests – 6 Jan 2021

White House aide Sarah Matthews head for exits after chaos at Capitol – 6 Jan 2021

U.S. Attorney for North Georgia Byung J. “BJay” Pak Resigns, Effective Immediately – 4 Jan 2021

United States Attorney David J. Freed Announces Resignation – 29 Dec 2020

Dr Birx is to RETIRE after ‘overwhelming’ backlash over her out-of-state Thanksgiving trip: ‘Hypocrite’ COVID expert to step down after ignoring her own travel warning – 23 Dec 2020

White House fires 9 Defense Board Members – Besides Michael Bayer, the other board members who were let go are Arnold Punaro, Atul Vashistha, John O’Connor, David Venlet, Paul Dolan, Scott Dorn, David Walker and David Van Slyke.  – 4 Dec 2020

Trump administration removes experts from Defense Policy Board – Included are Madeleine Albright, Henry Kissinger, Jane Harmon, Eric Cantor, Gary Roughead, Rudy de Leon, J.D. Crouch II, David McCormick, Jamie Gorelick, Robert Joseph, Frankin Miller, – 26 Nov 2020

McLean County Democratic Party Chairm Nikita Richards, resigns, citing family and work duties – 26 Nov 2020

State Rep. Christy Stutzman resigns from Indiana House, blames governor’s coronavirus restrictions – 25 Nov 2020

Trustees for Alameda County’s public health system accepted a resignation letter from its CEO, Delvecchio Finley, at a board meeting Tuesday night. – 24 Nov 2020

Kelby Krabbenhoft out as Sanford Health CEO after furor over coronavirus remarksHe had said he wouldn’t wear a mask because he had recovered from COVID-19 and considered himself immune. – 24 Nov 2020

Dianne Feinstein to step down as top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary panel – 23 Nov 2020

U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme announces resignation – 23 Nov 2020

Airbnb Complied With Chinese Communist Party Demands For User Data, Prompting Chief Trust Officer, Sean Joyce, To Resign – 22 Nov 2020

Pentagon Advisory Board Fires Google VP Milo Medin –  Google VP of Wireless Services Milo Medin has been fired from the Defense Innovation Board, a group of business leaders and academics created by the Obama administration in 2016 to advise the Department of Defense on technological innovation. – 21 Nov 2020

TWO Charged With Voter Fraud in Southern California, Allegedly Submitted 8,000 Fraudulent Registration Applications – 21 Nov 2020

National Credit Union Administration board member Mark McWatters abruptly resigned from the agency late Friday. – 20 Nov 2020

Five days after his home was searched by the FBI, Sam Randazzo has resigned from the Ohio Public Utilities Commission – 20 Nov 2020

Floyd County terminates election director, Robert Brady, after state audit uncovers uncounted votes – 19 Nov 2020

Pittsburgh Judge, Mark Tranquilli, Resigns in Wake of Alleged Racist Comments, but Supreme Court Still Withholds Pay – 19 Nov 2020

MPCA advisory group faces mass resignations – 19 Nov 2020

Utah Department of Corrections executive director Mike Haddon resigns – 19 Nov 2020

United States Attorney Josh Minkler announces his resignation as United States Attorney – 18 Nov 2020

Trump fires director of US cybersecurity agency that refuted voter fraud claims – Termination of Christopher Krebs comes amid removals of high-level officials seen as insufficiently loyal to the president – 18 Nov 2020

Senior German security official, Lorenz Caffier, resigns over gun purchase – 17 Nov 2020

Yessica Jones, director of the state Division of Information Systems, has resigned effective Nov. 30, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Transformation and Shared Services said Friday. – 14 Nov 2020

Chris Howlett, director of the state’s Employee Benefits Division, resigned this week, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Transformation and Shared Services confirmed. – 14 Nov 2020

Michael O’Donnell resigns as Sedgewick County Commissioner after DA finding that there was enough evidence in the case involving a false attack ad against Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple to force O’Donnell out. – 14 Nov 2020

Alonso Vega resigns from Puerto Rico House of Representatives – 13 Nov 2020

Johnny Depp Forced to Resign by Warner Brothers -Warner Bros are having other problems and several recent firings/resignations – 13 Nov 2020

Deputy chief of staff to the secretary of defense, Alexis Ross, resigns three days after Trump fired her boss Mark Esper – 13 Nov 2020

Valerie Boyd, a senior official for international affairs at the Department of Homeland Security who also worked at the National Security Council in the Obama administration, was ousted after the White House asked for her resignation, according to a homeland security official. – 12 Nov 2020

The former executive director of the state Committee on Open Government, Robert Freeman, who was fired last year over allegations of sexual impropriety, has been disbarred and granted a request to voluntarily terminate his license to practice law. – 12 Nov 2020

Jeffrey Toobin fired from The New Yorker after exposing himself on a Zoom call – 12 Nov 2020

Senior U.S. cybersecurity official, Bryan Ware, asked to resign amid Trump transition tumult – 12 Nov 2020

ARIZONA: Maricopa County GOP Chair Resigns Following Failure to Check Voting Machines.  Rae Chornenky stepped down from her position on Wednesday – 9 Nov 2020

Mark Tomb, Deputy Chief of Staff, US Dept of Defense. – Another Official Dismissed at the Pentagon as Trump Continues Unusual Shake-Up.  “The president is taking back control of DOD. It’s a rebirth of foreign policy. This is Trump foreign policy,” said an official briefed on the effort. – 11 Nov 2020

Jen Stewart, Chief of Staff, Dept of Defenseasked to resign 10 Nov 2020

Joseph Kernan, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, Dept of Defense asked to resign –  10 Nov 2020

James Anderson – Acting Undersecretary of Defence for Policy The Pentagon’s top policy official, James Anderson, resigned Tuesday, according to two US defense officials – 10 Nov 2020

Richard Pilger Resigns (Director of Elections Crimes Branch) Anyone with a brain can see there is overwhelming evidence of vote fraud, even caught live on CNN and other live feeds.  To say the DOJ should wait until the count is finished to investigate is time wasting and rubbish.  Richard Pilger had no reason to resign unless he knew irregularities were going to be discovered.  One thing is very obvious to me – the Democrats expect to live by one rule for themselves and a different rule for everyone else.  Those days are gone.   As Trump challenges Biden victory, attorney general OKs fraud probes – 10 Nov 2020

Mark Esper Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service.”  Replaced by Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected Director of the National Counter Terrorism Center (unanimously confirmed by the Senate), will be Acting Secretary of Defense – 9 Nov 2020

Oregon’s elections director, Stephen Trout was abruptly fired in a text message by the secretary of state after he pointed out serious issues with the state’s aging and vulnerable technology for running elections.- 9 Nov 2020

NNSA chief Lisa Gordon-Hagerty abruptly resigns – 6 Nov 2020

Neil Chatterjee Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Fired – 6 Nov 2020

Terje Rød-LarsenThe International Peace Institute – quits after Epstein think tank donation which ‘blindsided’ Kevin Rudd.  The president of the think-tank that took donations from Jeffrey Epstein, embroiling former PM Kevin Rudd, has quit. – 30 Oct 2020

Glenn Greenwald resigns from the Intercept over ‘editorial freedom’ Co-founder of news site accuses editors of seeking to censor article critical of Joe Biden – 29 Oct 2020

Virginia Military Institute’s superintendent, J.H. Binford Peay III, resigns after governor orders investigation – 26 Oct 2020

Just a little under two years into his position as President and CEO of Visit Estes Park (VEP), Eric Lund has accepted a request for his resignation from the VEP Board of Directors. – 22 Oct 2020

Mat Vlasic stepped down as CEO of Universal Music Group’s merchandise division Bravado on Thursday – 22 Oct 2020

“If this was a publicly held company, I’d be fired for the comments I made. But we’re not public, so I am firing myself,” said Stan Richards. “Our employees, first and foremost, deserve that.” The words he said when disc Oct ussing a campaign were “It’s too black”  ???? – 16 Oct 2020

Mindshare CEO Nick Emery Fired For Code of Conduct Breach – 15 Oct 2020

Bruce Ohr resigned from the Justice Department a day before he was going to be fired.  Recall, top DOJ official Bruce Ohr worked as a backchannel linking Christopher Steele’s dossier to the FBI after Steele was terminated by the FBI in the fall of 2016. = 14 Oct 2020

Dean Smith, a member of the elections board for 15 years, resigned Wednesday.   Two days after Republican Party officials filed a complaint with the sheriff’s office saying Smith helped his wife deface a Trump/Pence campaign sign. Rita Smith resigned as the training coordinator for the election commission and as a poll manager. – 14 Oct 2020

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz resigned Tuesday.   A day after he acknowledged carrying on what he described as a consensual, inappropriate messaging relationship with a television anchor.

CEO of Newport Beach food company, 59, quits.  Ian Charles Schenkel, of Newport Beach was charged with child prostitution ‘for having sex with two teenage girls’ – 11 Oct 2020

The chairman and founder of the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME) Anthony Casa, is officially stepping down from his position in the organization after industry-wide fallout over lewd remarks. – 9 Oct 2020

United States Attorney John F. Bash Announces Resignation – 5 Oct 2020

A federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned an eight-count indictment against legislator Nelson Del Valle Colon (Del Valle Colon), a member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives, as well as two of his employees, Nickolle Santos-Estrada (Santos) and her mother Mildred Estrada-Rojas (Estrada), for their alleged participation in a multi-year theft, bribery, and kickback conspiracy. – 20 Aug 2020

MSNBC Producer Quits, Publishes Letter Calling All Commercial Networks “a cancer” 24 July 2020

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