Preservation Maryland is pleased to announce Ken Robinson, former Charles County Commissioner, has joined Preservation Maryland as an Advancement Officer to help expand the organization’s efforts in southern Maryland and across the state.

Ken Robinson served two terms as a Charles County Commissioner (District 1). Elected in November, 2010 and reelected in November, 2014,  Robinson spearheaded a significant amount of environmental legislation during his tenure including targeting smart growth throughout the county, watershed protection and alternative energy policies.

Robinson will focus on development and fundraising to support Preservation Maryland’s recently launched Smart Growth Maryland program and traditional preservation efforts as well as providing assistance to the organization on critical advocacy issues at the state and local level. Preservation Maryland Executive Director Nicholas Redding explained, “We are delighted to bring Ken onto our dynamic and expanding team. Having someone with Ken’s experience, background and passion for our work will be a major asset to our cause.”

Robinson is the principal of Potomac View Communications (PVC), LLC. Founded in 1995, PVC is a firm specializing in the fields of public relations, multimedia content, Internet-delivered distance education, and video production. Robinson served as president of the Swan Point Property Owners Association from 2004 through 2009. Robinson was creator, producer, and host of the nationally syndicated radio program “The Travel Minute.” This program aired on more than 200 radio stations throughout the nation between 1995 and 2001. He traveled extensively for this series and possesses expertise in the areas of hospitality and aviation. Serving for 12 years as a producer and correspondent for the United Press International Radio Network, Robinson covered almost every major news story of the 1980s and early 1990s. He covered major stories such as the superpower summits of the 1980s (serving as on-site producer in Iceland and Malta), political campaigns and conventions, space launches (including the Challenger disaster), and day-to-day coverage of the White House and Capitol Hill.

In addition, he served as network radio pool producer for the weekly radio addresses of both Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. From 1993 to 1998, Robinson coordinated media projects for The George Washington University’s International Institute of Tourism Studies. Project highlights include the production of an educational video series on tourism and the environment. Also, he has guest lectured at several colleges and universities, including GWU, on media applications in tourism. Robinson served on the Charles County Board of Zoning and Appeals from 2008 to 2010, when he was elected Charles County Commissioner from District 1.