New CEO at IBM revives Augusta membership debate

March 30, 2012 • National News

FILE – In this April 10, 2003, file photo, Martha Burk, center, chair of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, speaks to media in Atlanta while flanked by Martin Luther King III, right, and Kim Gandy, left, president of the National Organization of Women, as Burk discussed her next move in protesting the male-only membership policy of the Augusta National Golf Club. The appointment of a new chief executive at IBM has revived the debate over Augusta National’s all-male membership just one week before the Masters. IBM hired Virginia Rometty as its CEO this year. The last four CEOs of IBM have been members of Augusta, but the club has Login to read more

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