Patricio - I understand that the final decision likely wasn't predecided going in to the meeting, however, communications responses should have been prepared for all likely outcomes, including a prepared statement to disseminate immediately following the removal from the board of Jame Heilman. Even if he hadn't announced it himself, it should have been anticipated that people would realize the removal had occurred - I'm aware of relatively few WMF-related matters, even at a BoT level, that don't eventually leaked if they aren't promptly announced. When you see a candidate who just lost his election giving a concession speech, he didn't write it after he heard the election results - he likely had it 99% finalized days or weeks before he lost the election (and this is true even of candidates who really, truly expected to win their election. I was an unpaid WMF comms intern some years ago, and even then we regularly drafted statements in advance of it being clear they were needed. Since WMF comms has only become more professionalized since my time there, I'm positive that this is still standard practice for major issues for WMF comms. It might be a good idea to speak with Katherine or someone else in WMF comms to guide the board in best practices in communication on issues like this in the future.