Re: The committee members resented
It's the "not informing" that's the problem. That's a noun phrase, and (for lack of a better way to explain this) the president "owns" that action (or non-action).
Originally Posted by Freeguy
It's the same reason we say "I appreciate your coming on such short notice" instead of "I appreciate you coming on such short notice." It's the "coming" that is appreciated, a noun, so the pronoun is the possessive form. However, most people either are unaware of this "rule" or choose to ignore it. You'll hear the non-genitive used all the time.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.