A tip from The Network led me to this organization chart for the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
It turns out that the new interim “CEO” of the embattled state healthcare insurance exchange MNsure, Scott Leitz, was until today, the Assistant Commissioner for Health Care Administration.
His deputy, James Golden, is now better known as a tropical vacationer, accompanying the former Executive Director of MNsure to Costa Rica last month.
As Golden’s direct supervisor, Leitz would have likely had to approve Golden’s two-week vacation.
As Leitz’s deputy, Golden would be first in line to assume Leitz’s position at DHS, at least on an interim basis.
These are the sort of questions that I hope get answered at today’s press conference.