April 27, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Public Information Co-interim Directors Named

City Department of Public Information employees Vince Crunk and Mike Brothers will serve as co-interim department heads effective April 29, 2010.

Crunk, the CityView Production Manager, and Brothers, the Special Projects Coordinator, will lead the department on a temporary basis while the position is frozen as a result of the resignation of the current director, Louise Whall Knauer.

City Manager Greg Burris expressed confidence in both staff members and said appointing two people to temporarily fill the position is consistent with what he has done in other departments with director vacancies.

“Vince and Mike each bring a set of skills to the department that will complement the other person’s very well,” Burris said. “I know they’ll do a great job handling the department’s various efforts to communicate with the community.”

Crunk has worked at the City for more than 15 years; he was the first employee hired when the City began operating a government access channel on Mediacom. CityView has grown into a full-service video production office with special-project videos and full Internet videostreaming in addition to the access channel.

Brothers has been with the City for about three years and works on special events; media relations; the City’s social-networking sites; the employee newsletter; and the community-based SpringfieldSource.org electronic newsletter.

For more information, contact: Vince Crunk, 864-1023; or Mike Brothers, 864-1119.

city of springfield

Department of Public Information

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1010 • Fax: 417-864-1114 • springfieldmo.gov