Michael Doerrer starts July 1st.
The Frederick County Board of Education has picked a new spokesperson for the public school system. Michael Doerrer was chosen during the Board’s meeting this week.
He will take over on July 1st as Director of Communications, Community Engagement and Marketing. Doerrer replace Marita Loose who is retiring. Her position as Executive Director of Communications Services will be eliminated after she leaves.
Since 2000, Doerrer has served in a variety of positions with the US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Service, most recently as Chief Operating Officer. He was also adjunct professor of communications at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey School of Business from 2003-2010. In addition, Doerrer is the founding member and serves on the Board of Directors of Sustainable Futures, Inc. That’s Carroll County’s first non-profit public charter school development organization.
While at USDA and Johns Hopkins, Doerrer earned recognition for his approaches to communications, public engagement and strategic planning. Doerrer also has a lot of experience and training in emergency management, preparedness and response.
Doerrer earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at George Washington University, where he studied history and Spanish language and culture. He took part in a fellowship at Pembroke College, Oxford University, and earned his Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Maryland, College Park.