Door County Business News: Hardy Appoints Meissner-Gigstead as Executive Director

The Francis Hardy Center for the Arts, a nonprofit arts organization in Ephraim, is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, acting interim director since July, as the Hardy’s new executive director. Meissner-Gigstead, who takes the helm beginning November 1, 2008, succeeds Jan Comstock, who resigned in June.

Pamela Lecy, president of the Board of Directors, states, “We are so pleased to be bringing someone so capable into the position. Elizabeth brings a great deal of energy, drive, experience and education that will help us take our efforts to a whole new level.”

Prior to being named director, Meissner-Gigstead served as the organization’s exhibitions and community relation’s director, a position she’s held since May of 2007. Prior to her employment at the Hardy, Meissner-Gigstead served as the artistic director at the Fairfield Art Center from 2004 – 2007.

For more information about the Hardy or to contact Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, please call 920.854.2210, email [email protected] or visit