Radio Shack CEO Accused of Fabricating His Resume

The pastor who Radio Shack CEO Dave Edmonson said supervised him while he completed his degree via correspondence courses said he doesn
t recall Edmonson working towards his diploma under his watch, reported the Star-Telegram.

Edmonson claims he spent ’77-’78 on campus at Pacific Coast, which the college verifies. But it doesn
t have records that he later took correspondence courses or that he completed his degree.

Through a spokesperson, Mr. Edmonson declined to comment on the matter. The Radio Shack board of directors reaffirmed its decision to stand by Edmonson.

The CEO previously told the paper his diploma burned in a fire in his garage and that the college may have misplaced his records.

Last May, after Radio Shack’s CEO took the position, he read a critical column by columnist Mitchell Schnurman.

“I expect you to hold me accountable,” Edmonson wrote Schnurman afterwards, “In fact, I treasure the role you will play in my life. My greatest fear is that I will lose myself, somehow forget why I have worked so hard to get to this place and will forget that the character of the leader matters more than anything else.”

Radio Shack: You
ve got questions, we
ve got dubious responses.

Pastor Can’t Verify RadioShack CEO’s Account on Diploma


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  1. RandomHookup says:

    Right up there with Jeff Taylor, CEO at Monster, who claimed a Harvard “executive MBA” (which doesn’t exist) for years before someone called him on it.

    Still can buy me 10x over…

  2. ValkRaider says:

    Radio Shack:

    You’ve got Questions? We’ve got Batteries.

  3. factotum says:

    Consumerists, you should add [sic] after “loose myself” if that is really what he wrote.

    This is a great example of the folly of board governance.

  4. Ben Popken says:

    Since we don’t have our hands on the original document (quote was copied and pasted from the article), we’ll just go ahead and assume he meant “lose” and not “loose.” If his greatest fear was that he would “loose” himself, we would venture to guess that, with this demonstration of slippery character, he’s living his nightmare.

  5. Danilo says:

    I seethe with hatred for Radio Shack. Their TV ads have always been so painfully inept and the stores so dinky. Their focus on a meagre selection of cheap and shoddy consumer electronics offends me as a gadget freak. How does the chain stay in business?