Calendar Year 2011
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Deborah Boyd, the stalwart of a revenue stream that was being pulled in different directions has resigned her management post with Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority.
"Yesterday was my last day at the SVAA," Boyd told NSBNews.net in a 10:41 a.m. Friday e-mail. "I handed in my resignation last week giving two months notice and yesterday, they let me go."
With her wry sense of humor, Boyd, never one to pull punches for what she believes in, added in her message to NSBNews.net, "Either way, it's been fun working with you. I have decided to become a starving artist."
In her resignation letter to SVAA Chairwoman Nicole Carni and other board members, which was obtained by NSBNews.net, Boyd described her tenure as an "entertaining roller coaster for the past eight years." She stated in the resignation letter that her "final day of employment will be July 15, with two weeks vacation and four personal days built in."
But that same day, she was fired outright. Advertising officials were not willing to go into details about what led to Boyd's final days, but board chairwoman Nicole Carni praised her for her "eight good years." Assistant Director Kathy Burrows is running the operation and is reporting to Carni.
May 13: Deborah Boyd tenders her resignation on Friday the 13th as executive director of the Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority, stating she was offering a 60-day advance notice.
May 20: Boyd's employment is is instead terminated on this day by order of the SVAA Board chaired by Nicole Carni
Former ad authority chief Debbie Boyd quits blog
Posted Tue, 2011-10-11 06:34
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Saying she was tired of the politics and the antagonism associated with unnamed persons trying to smear her reputation, former Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority Executive Director Debbie Boyd asked NSBNews.net to discontinue her community blog called "The Pelican Brief."
Boyd initially asked NSBNews.net to take the blog down in September, but she was encouraged to continue forging ahead, which she did for a few weeks, leading to her Oct. 3 request to again end her NSBNews.net affiliation.