Two things about this:
First, I still do not see Gary as the manager of Thaddeus Ripley.
Second, it does not seem to be a widely known feature, but that nice, user friendly Adopt This Profile link does not appear for a member who has made less than 100 contributions, no matter what other qualifications they have.
There is still an adoption option available on the privacy tab for you, Gary. Below all the locks.
I know this because I had the same problem with a project account.