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Bruce R. Mendelsohn
A marketing, communications and branding leader with demonstrated success conceiving and implementing successful marketing communications, public/media relations, customer service and quantifiable messaging/branding campaigns, Bruce Mendelsohn is currently CEO of The Hired Pen. The Hired Pen is a full-service marketing and communications firm that provides fast, effective communications solutions to numerous national and local businesses and organizations.
With more than 15 years of national-level communications expertise in law enforcement, business, non-profits, and the U.S. government and military, Mr. Mendelsohn has written, placed and been interviewed for stories in national media outlets, including CNN's Wolf Blitzer Presents, The Situation Room, and Headline News, ABC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, FOX News, Associated Press, America Online, The New York Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, and TV, radio, and newspapers throughout the U.S.
Mr. Mendelsohn researched and crafted a report to the U.S. Congress in support of a national plan to transform Federal detention management functions and operations; promoted the beloved national crime-fighting icon, McGruff the Crime Dog; and helped plan and implement the $80 million campaign to build the National Law Enforcement Museum.
Mr. Mendelsohn is a graduate of Vassar College and has a Master’s Degree in Systems Management (Organizational Behavior) from the University of Southern California. A former U.S. Army officer with service in Korea and Germany, Mr. Mendelsohn now serves on the Boards of the Yankee Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (YIABC) and the Worcester Jewish Community Center. Mr. Mendelsohn has completed 15 marathons and is an award-winning triathlete. He lives in Central Massachusetts with his wife.
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"Thanks for your work on the Annual Report. Your writing provides strong images about the library and engages the reader with the services we offer, our continuing efforts to bring more resources and our concern with the physical space patrons use. You bring an important strength to the Board of Trustees." Matt Toth, Chairman, Auburn [MA] Public Library Board of Trustees
“You’re a great source and I appreciate your help.” (Michele Canty, Night Police Reporter, York (PA) Daily Record)
"I trust you Bruce, I hope you know this. You have guided me well since we began working together. This, I am very appreciative for. Bruce, I most definitely want to stay close to you. I really admire your style, but most important to me, how dedicated you have become to me and my business. I sincerely mean this. It is obvious in your willingness to work with me (even at the last minute) and tips you send." (Kim Harmon, Owner, Harmon Home Health Care)
"Bruce’s creativity has proven very effective in our synagogue's marketing efforts. His writing is engaging and original and working with him is a pleasure. He understands what drives our clientele and respects our audience's intelligence and experience. His brilliant marketing pieces have resulted in an 80% increase in membership and/or philanthropic support for our organization." (Rabbi Mendel Bluming, Potomac, Maryland)
"Thanks for the good work, Bruce. Please feel free to use me as a reference." (Mark Bilotta, President, Colleges of Worcester Consortium)
"This is very creative and exactly in the direction I was thinking. I really appreciate your quick turnaround on this and your expertise. There is no way I could have come up with something as good as this so I'm certainly extremely grateful for your help. Excellence in this will help us get more men to events, which means we can affect more lives. I have no doubt that this work will help us impact over 1000 more men in 2008 than we would have without your support. I can't thank you enough for your help with this." "I can't tell you how much we have appreciated your work, and this promises to be another home run. Thanks again for your time and input; it is invaluable to us." (George Young; National Seminar Director; Resource Development; www.fathers.com)
"I constantly say what a great job you've done, and we are certainly pleased with your work promoting MassPLASTICS. Although we have many people who would do this per diem for less, you have the research, knowledge, and experience. Count on me for a stellar reference." (David McKeehan, CEO, North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce)
"I really like it Bruce! It is a new style (from what I am used to) and it is very intriguing upbeat humorous interesting and inviting. Great job." (Rabbi Mendel Bluming, Chabad Synagogue of Potomac, MD)
Thanks, Bruce! You're the best when it comes to communication and follow-up - literally. (M. Kathleen Brown, Partner, Bloch and Brown Associates)