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On the Move, 6/30: Colliers hires Manekin as managing director and principal

Robert A. Manekin

Robert A. Manekin has joined Colliers International in the Baltimore region as managing director and principal. Manekin specializes in corporate services, tenant representation for law firms and consulting. He previously was as a senior vice president of Manekin LLC, a commercial real estate firm his father and uncle founded in 1946. He also held senior executive positions at The Studley Organization, The Staubach Company and local firms. Manekin is a faculty associate at the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University, a board member for the Greater Baltimore Committee, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, and The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Greater Baltimore. He is president of Jewish Recovery Houses and a past president of Baltimore’s Jewish Community Center and Baltimore’s Building Owners and Managers Association. Manekin earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Maryland School of Law.


David Gilmore Wright, principal architect at GWWO Inc., of Baltimore, has received the 22nd Annual Ewell L. Newman Award from the American Historical Print Collectors Society. The award honors an outstanding recent publication that focus on aspects of American historical prints at least 100 years old.  Wright’s two-volume book, “Domestic and Wild: Peter Moran’s Images of America,” published in October 2010 by Creo Press, of Baltimore, documents the life and art of painter-etcher Peter Moran. Wright has dedicated his career to preserving and reinvigorating historic buildings of national significance.

Profiles Inc., a Baltimore-based public relations, marketing and special events firm, earned three awards at the 50th annual Best in Maryland awards ceremony hosted by the Maryland chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Profiles received the highest honor, two Best in Maryland Awards, for its work on behalf of the Gregg Bernstein for Baltimore City State’s Attorney campaign and the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, while also being awarded an Award of Excellence for the planning and execution of RA Sushi Bar Restaurant’s Maki Madness event.

Bonnie Heneson Communications, a marketing communications agency, also won a Best in Maryland Award of Excellence from the Maryland chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The award was in the Integrated Marketing Communications category for “A Holiday Tradition Made New: BHC ushers Symphony of Lights to a record-breaking season.”


Martine Prevost-Charles recently was elected to the board of directors of the Job Opportunities Task Force, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and advocate policies and programs to increase the skills, job opportunities, and incomes of low-skill, low-income workers and job seekers. Prevost-Charles is a business development associate with Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates, a CPA and consulting firm in Baltimore.