Cynthia Ryan and personnel from other agencies held twice-daily press
briefings during the search for the 63-year-old Fossett, who
disappeared Sept. 3.
Fossett took off from the Flying M Ranch near Yerington for what was supposed to be a brief joy ride. He never returned, and searchers have yet to find signs of him or his plane.
Ryan, 54, has been a member of Civil Air Patrol since 1994. She
began her career as the spokeswoman for the Nevada Wing.
Besides her promotion, she also has been named an adviser to the
Civil Air Patrol's national public affairs team.