Rick Beard dons his other hat

The Atlanta Journal tracked down Rick Beard for a few ominous quotes about how poorly the Sesquicentennial is coming along:
Congress has yet to create a federal commission to coordinate a national [Civil War] commemoration. By contrast, a federal commission to commemorate last May's 400th anniversary of the settlement at Jamestown, Va., was up and running four and a half years before the anniversary.
Beard is holding out for a federal commission. I wonder if that means he's holding up work until he gets one.

Who made this guy head of the Sesquicentennial in the meantime? Would it kill him to put up a website?

p.s. I noticed after this went up that Kevin Levin got to the story first.