Amy Burke Friedman, vice president of Profiles Inc., a full-service public relations, marketing, and special events company in Baltimore, has been named one of 2010’s “15 to Watch” by PR News, a weekly publication for public relations professionals. The award, which will be presented Nov. 20 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., honors 15 budding PR leaders and creative practitioners, age 30 and under, from across the world. Burke Friedman manages accounts and supports Profiles’ business development programs. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, where she studied journalism. Burke Friedman is a member of the Baltimore School for the Arts’ Stage One board and a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The Baltimore District Council of The Urban Land Institute recently presented real estate developer John Paterakis with its first Lifetime Achievement Award during a ceremony for its second annual WaveMaker Awards. The following received WaveMaker Awards: Health Care for the Homeless, Baltimore (Health Care for the Homeless, KANN Partners, Harkins Builders, Carroll Engineering, SRBR, Doo Consulting and Francis Anderson); Hilton Baltimore Convention Center Hotel, Baltimore (Baltimore Development Corp., Baltimore Hotel Corp., Hilton Hotels Corp., RTKL, McKissack & McKissack, Daroff Designs, Mahan Rykiel, Whitney, Bailey Cox & Magnani, Southland Industries, M.C. Dean, Rummel Klepper & Kahl, Tim Haahs Designers, Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Doracon Contracting and Banks Contracting); Bagby Furniture Building, Baltimore (Chesapeake Real Estate Group, Kann Partners, Gensler, Morris & Ritchie, Southway Builders, Colbert Matz Rosenfelt & Woolfolk, Carroll Engineering, Keyser Capital and Susquehanna Bank); Annapolis Town Center at Parole (Greenberg Gibbons Commercial, Prudential Real Estate, Petrie Ross Ventures, Shaw Environmental and Greenhorne & O’Mara); Mariner Bay, Annapolis (Greenberg Gibbons Commercial, Prudential Real Estate Investments, Bozzuto Development, Bozzuto Construction, Bozzuto Management, Niles Bolton, Morris & Ritchie, SK&A, KTD Consulting Eng., Mahan Rykiel and RD Jones); Lockwood Place, Baltimore (David S. Brown Ent., A&R, Brown Craig Turner, KLNB Retail, Stern and Cope Linder); The Residences at Oella Mill, Ellicott City (Southern Management Corp., Peter Fillat Architects and RD Jones).
Tom Bowman, of Bowman & Co., of Columbia, recently received the Professional Association of Small Business Accountant’s Spirit Award for lifetime achievement in demonstrating the association’s motto, Teach-Share-Learn. Bowman is a frequent presenter at national conferences and has served a three-year term on the association’s board of directors. He developed and teaches “Blueprint for Success,” a course for accountants on how to better serve small-business clients.
James Gorman has joined the Howard County Advisory Board of Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland. Gorman is an assistant vice president and commercial branch manager of M&T Bank in Columbia. Family and Children’s Services offers family and individual counseling, in-home services for elderly and disabled people and the Healthy Families program for first-time parents. It accepts third-party insurance and charges uninsured clients fees based on a sliding scale.
Shirley Collier and H. Victor Hess have joined Genna & Associates, of Howard County, which serves as a mentor and guide for entrepreneurs looking to strengthen their businesses. Collier, who will be senior associate, has more than 25 years of experience in technical and executive positions in the technology, university, government, and financial services industries. She has started and sold five business ventures. Hess, who will be a partner in the firm, has been a senior manager, an executive and a business owner, with more than 30 years of experience in marketing, sales, business development, and technology in the commercial and federal government arenas.