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The President and CEO of Mohler Communication Strategies Don Mohler recently completed his term as Baltimore County Executive, serving as the Chief Executive of the third largest county in Maryland, a county that is larger than four states, representing over 830,000 residents, 21,000 businesses with a $3.15 billion operating and $700 million capital budget. Don spent his entire career in public service.  He began as a respected teacher, principal and central office administrator, including the responsibility of Assistant Superintendent for Communications and Community Outreach. Don served as a key advisor to four superintendents. Using the skills and lessons learned in the public education arena, Don then served as Communications Director and Chief of Staff to Baltimore County Executives Jim Smith and Kevin Kamenetz. He provided operational assistance by managing special projects and public events, reporting directly to the Baltimore County Executive, while managing access to the Executive. Don managed the organization’s internal and external communications, with an expertise in the area of crisis communication.

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Thanks Mom- Part I

By Don Mohler | May 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Thanks Mom- Part I

By Don Mohler I hope you enjoy this special Mother’s Day edition of This, and that…… We’ve all been there.  From the time we were children, there were just certain times when all we needed was our mom.  Mothers seem to have that unconditional love thing figured out, and so we instinctively knew where to…

I Love My Phone. I Hate My Phone. Uggh!

By Don Mohler | May 4, 2019 | Comments Off on I Love My Phone. I Hate My Phone. Uggh!

By Jennifer Lynch, Ph.D. Over Easter weekend, my email password expires.  For a full two days I lose all access to my email.  To make matters worse, every time I try to use my phone, an obtrusive password pop-up impedes my ability to access other content.  Panic ensues. I break out in a cold sweat. …

Matthews versus Beale: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

By Don Mohler | April 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Matthews versus Beale: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

First of all a disclaimer: I despise the fact that we start our presidential cycle the morning after a new president is elected. That drove me nuts in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, and it’s even worse today in the age of cable news and a 24/7 news cycle. Are we ever going to…

Education: We Get What We Ask For

By Don Mohler | March 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Education: We Get What We Ask For

Guest Commentary: By Jennifer Lynch, Ph.D. America’s education system is failing most of its children.  This is not hyperbole. This is fact. When compared to students around the globe, the United States ranked an abysmal 38th in math and 24th in science.  According to national tests of proficiency, fewer than 40% American students are performing…

From the Front Porch: And So It Begins

By Don Mohler | February 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

And so it begins… By Don Mohler- And we’re off.  Welcome to the inaugural edition of a brand new blog- This, and That… From the Front Porch. Now I can already hear many of you saying, “I just can’t read one more thing. I’m on overload.” I get that, but if you’ll join me on…

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