Friday, February 13, 2015

Gisler resigns to take similar position in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Fayetteville media services director to step down

Posted: February 12, 2015 at 1 a.m.
Fritz Gisler
Fritz Gisler
FAYETTEVILLE -- Fritz Gisler, the city's media services director for the past six years, announced his resignation this week.
Gisler has accepted a job as communications director for Jonesboro. His last day in Fayetteville is Feb. 20.
"It's been an unbelievably exciting experience here in Fayetteville," Gisler said Wednesday. "But, in anything, when you see an opportunity that is attractive and it's part of your career path, it's something you really want to take advantage of."
The city's media services director is responsible for operating the Fayetteville Television Center and overseeing its government and public-access channels, which broadcast a range of government meetings, public-service announcements and resident-generated content.
Gisler and Douglas Bankston, a video production specialist, were awarded a regional Emmy Award last year for a video promoting Fayetteville's recycling program.
Lindsley Smith, Fayetteville communications and marketing director, said city officials will start taking applications for Gisler's position in the coming weeks.
"I love having him here. At times, I go, 'Oh, wow. What will I do without him?'" Smith said. "He just has such great skills and has done wonderful for us."
Gisler leaves the city with an annual salary of $48,734. He was hired as a police officer in 2005, before becoming media service director in April 2009.
NW News on 02/12/2015