This sort of request / directive (to compile a list for the EC) is to be generated from the Big Boss' office. Also, a call to this office to discuss beforehand should have been the course.
I've reviewed this with Big Boss. Please retract your request (to I.S.) for this distribution list. (I see that I.S. already responded/created this, but please ask them to eliminate it.) Also, please notify J, who was copied originally.
Lastly, you include your boss in the list below, but he is not a formal member of the EC.
Thank you, Kelli.
Later, I received this message from Pita:
Kelli, in case you are, don't worry about the earlier thing. It's forgotten.
And if you do want to consider an idea, I'm happy to hear you out. Then, I can help you determine whether or not it will fly.
Wowzer. Condescending much? Apparently, it's not forgotten...
You'll be happy and pleased to know I maintained an air of professionalism and, in a return email just apologized and did as instructed.
Then blogged about it.