This obvious conflict of interest (or is it?) has forced Vitale to leave AUSL. It's a pain in the ass for AUSL patron, venture capitalist Mike Koldyke, but that's life in the big city.
So he's appointed John Cook to take Vitale's place. Cook is a board member of AUSL and director emeritus of McKinsey & Co. Cook also serves on the boards of Brown-Forman, Winona Capital Management and the dean's advisory board of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Perfect!