Emily Russo Miller
Record Staff Writer
Roswell Daily Record Publisher Charles Fischer announced Monday that the departing executive director of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce will be the newspaper’s new advertising director.
Dorrie Faubus-McCarty, the chamber’s director since July 2009, will begin working at the paper in the near future. She submitted a letter of resignation to the chamber’s executive board earlier this month.
“I believe Dorrie is a perfect fit for the future of the Roswell Daily Record,” Fischer said. “She is motivated, outgoing and liked by everyone.”
Faubus-McCarty will be replacing Kim Gordon.
Fischer credits Gordon for further developing niche publications produced by the paper, such as the Roswell Chamber of Commerce Relocation and Visitors Guide and the Pecos Dining Guide for Southeastern New Mexico.
Faubus-McCarty says she is looking forward to working at the Daily Record. She will be responsible for all advertising, promotions, marketing, sales and public relations responsibilities, and will be managing a staff of 10 people.
“I’m a firm believer of when opportunity knocks, you should answer the door,” she said. “And it knocked.”
Before becoming the chamber’s executive director, Faubus-McCarty was in the electronic broadcasting business for 23 years. She was the vice-president and general manager of KBCQ and KCKN radio stations and was general manager of KOBR-TV from 1988 to 1998. She also served as a county commissioner in 2006.