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ISSF Appoints Franz Schreiber as its New Secretary General

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (January 28, 2011)

The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) announces the appointment of Franz Schreiber of Germany as its new Secretary General. The ISSF Administrative Council voted unanimously this week to appoint Franz Schreiber to fill the vacancy created by the death of his father Horst G. Schreiber in December 2010. The new Secretary General takes office immediately.

Franz Schreiber has served as the Federation’s Executive Director for the past two years and has over 25 years of experience in working as a professional ISSF staff member. ISSF President Olegario Vázquez Raña summarized his qualifications by stating, “the ISSF is very fortunate to have someone available who is so well prepared to serve as its Secretary General. Franz is a young man who is hardworking, honest, loyal and absolutely dedicated to the ISSF. For the last two years he has been deeply involved in doing the work of the Secretary General and his work has been outstanding. Our National Federation leaders and our athletes and coaches already know Franz well.”

The ISSF Constitution delegates the authority and responsibility to “appoint a replacement for any Officer…if a vacancy occurs” to the ISSF Administrative Council. The selection process began when President Vázquez Raña recommended that the ISSF Executive Committee propose Franz Schreiber as the next ISSF Secretary General. The Executive Committee unanimously approved this proposal in an 11 to zero vote and forwarded it to the Administrative Council. The vote by the 34-member Administrative Council to appoint Franz Schreiber as Secretary General was also unanimous.

Franz, who is 49, began his professional career as a legal intern in 1982. He became a full-time employee at ISSF Headquarters two years later. He has worked in the office of the ISSF Secretary General since that date and has extensive experience in all areas of ISSF activity.

Schreiber said, “I am very happy about the great trust that I have been given. I will continue to work for the ISSF and the shooting sport with all my heart and my full energy. I look forward to supporting President Vazquez Raña and the ISSF to further strengthen the shooting sport in my new capacity as Secretary General.”

President Vázquez Raña spoke on behalf of the ISSF Executive Committee and Administrative Council when he said, “we offer our sincere congratulations to Franz Schreiber and extend our best wishes to Franz and his wife Brigitte as he begins his service as the ninth Secretary General of the ISSF.”

Reprinted with permission from the ISSF.

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