Vice President's in-Basket Exercise

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VI:CE PRESIDENT '!, IN..BASKEr B.ACIGROUND SHEE,T' The Acme Company is. rapidlybeco1!il1ing a'11. energy conglomerate. Begun as a. partnership between. PaJ\:1l and Harold Arsderson (brothers) the Clompany ineorporated ln 1985. Ahhough 'the Andersens retain on~y 25 percenr of the romp;u:ruy·s 81lOJ~loprnent. setting up separate corpor
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  VI:CEPRESIDENT '!, IN.. BASKErB.ACIGROUND SHEE,T' TheAcmeCompany is. rapidlybeco1!il1ing a'11. energyconglomerate.Begunas a. partnershipbetween. PaJ\:1l andHaroldArsderson(brothers) i the Clompany in-eorporated ln 1985.Ahhough'theAndersensretainon~y25percenroftherom- p;u:ruy·s 81lO<:kJCOlml,panypoliey andprocedureremainundertheirtightcontrol,OriginaUyanoil-exploration,company,Acmebaspumpedresources~m,oshalecilandcoalde'J~loprnent.settingupseparatecorporatedivisionsforeach.A maj'O<.fhrust.now i 5 if) stripmining of bow coalandshale.Acme'projectedplanstostrip-mine6,, (;hundredmiles. in Colorado and threehun-dredmimes if] .Al~hamahaveenvironmentalists angered, and they haee filed la'wSllirn in both states, Six ty M~m.n.es. n a TV newsp'togmm~ranaspeciaJbut Sunday Oil! wh.at it canedAcme's exce ssiveproflts and rape of theenvironment, Yesterday.anexplosionatatestsitenearSteamboatSprings,Colorado,claimedfony-twolives. Coal minersin Alabama's, undergroundmin'acre mrear.ening to goon strike nextmonth.  ~,~ A.cmi'i'~ Boril'dl 0'1 Direc!t'oft! Paull ~ Harold Anderstlf'! rEDIG. 'IoIiP FinafU:8 I~d ~oo ()OO1 Oil  'VII~E PRESIDrNT'S,liN-BASKET' SllliAllON 'SHUT Af;sfgnmen,' Youare Tra,cy Mitc.beU.At '1 a.m. thismorning(May1'9) Paul Ande~on phonedwhhthe IIliews that Richnd Ray is incritlcaJ,mndirlionat Memoria];Hospital fQI~ Jawingamassivecoronary. You (Tracy) are to takeoverinunedi,:Uely asActingVicePresident for PublicAffairs.Youaretocontinue 'Out liaisonre.sponsihilit}' with thepressand! ]dr, i\ndersunreminded you, f'DU aretosit inonm~:meetin:gsin New\'or>k Citythis,weel. to discuss plans foranewcorporate .ad\~ms:ilflg ea:rnpaign. Milia-u.gh thecampaignis prbnarily the' responsibiUlj' 'ofthe'marketingdivision,Mr'. Andersonwants fOU to bemnvolivedbecause ofyouT seQsitiviltyto the public-relatiens.imp,]icaJtiom,Thls ls mostm.lpmctan~becauseofrecentnegativenewscoverageandtheimpendingrrike,¥ouarescheduled to fly toNewYork at 10!30thismorning.Youcan- notcounton.leavin:gNewYOrrkbe-fnri::noonon Frid2!!Y. Youha:vejustarrivedatheoffice(8,a.m.l, Ry pushing it, you rillhaeeabouttwo hours intheoffiee.Note: All typing andotherecretarial work is. channeledthrouglaLor- rameJones.NehlaerMr. Ray nor you hasapersonalsecretary.  29 5 9 10 11 12 1a 151617 ME~IAL[lk t' '~' HI 2620 22 31
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