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Kalkomey Enterprises named Mitch Strobl as business development and communications specialist.

Strobl will work to create new business opportunities that enable state agencies to provide more enthusiasts with the information and training they need to safely enjoy the outdoors. Kalkomey is the official provider of recreational safety education materials for all 50 states.

Strobl, a recent graduate of DePauw University, started in outdoor communications by interning with the Professional Outdoor Media Association and freelancing for several companies. He has worked as a writer, photographer and videographer, with a focus on taking veterans with disabilities hunting and introducing youth to the outdoors.

He is co-chairman of the Professional Outdoor Media Association’s under-25 group for young professionals.


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