Remembering Robert Mohlman, Past President of the International Association of Workforce Professionals

Robert “Bob” Mohlman, past President of the International Association of Workforce Professionals, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the age of 90.

Bob was born August 24, 1925 in Columbus, Nebraska. Following graduation from high school in 1943, Bob served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received a Bronze Star for service on Guam in the Mariana Islands during the Western Pacific Campaign.

Bob graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education, majoring in Social Science and English. Bob earned a Master of Science degree in 1954.

In 1957, Bob began a 52 year association with the Nebraska Department of Labor serving many roles that included: employment interviewer, placement specialist in professional jobs and staff training and development officer.

Bob often referred to his public service work and his relationship with people as, “his job, his life” many of his friends remember his favorite saying, “No person is the whole of himself; his friends are the rest of him.”

In 1981 during a conference in Toronto, Canada, Bob was elected as president of the International Association of Personnel in Employment Security (currently the International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP).

Former IAWP President Suzanne Guibert said, “Bob had great joy and love for our association and was very proud to be a Past International President. He spoke often of members with care and great passion and remembered how IAWP changed and expanded his life. Another past president, George Barthalow said, “Bob was a gifted speaker, intelligent and had a great sense of humor. His hallmark was his deep compassion for others. Bob will be greatly missed.”

A memorial service is scheduled at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 8300 East Pointe Drive Lincoln, Nebraska.

An expression of condolence has been sent to Bob’s family on behalf of the members of the IAWP.