Manekin Construction LLC hired John Brown Jr. as its chief estimator. Working from the firm's Columbia headquarters, the 15-year industry veteran provides constructability reviews, budgeting of preliminary designs and value engineering.
He instructs estimating classes for Howard Community College, the Small Business Resource Center and the American Subcontractors Association, as well as the American Society of Professional Estimators, where he earned his professional estimator certification and served as president.
Brown, of Ellicott City, received an associate's degree from Camden County College and received training from Camden County Vocational and Technical Schools, Dale Carnegie Training and the Construction Estimating Institute.
Robert Manekin will join Colliers International, headquartered in Columbia, as managing director and principal. Manekin specializes in corporate services, tenant representation for law firms and consulting.
Before joining Colliers International, Manekin served as a senior vice president of Manekin LLC, in senior executive positions at The Studley Organization, The Staubach Company and local firms.
He is currently president of Jewish Recovery Houses as well as past president of Baltimore's Jewish Community Center and Baltimore's Building Owners and Managers Association.
Manekin earned his law degree at the University of Maryland School of Law and his bachelor's degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Owings Mills.
Mike Galeone, executive vice president of community banking of the Columbia Bank, was recognized by Leadership Howard County for his leadership efforts in the community. Galeone was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award on June 14 at the annual awards dinner and graduation celebration. Leadership Howard County also honored its newest class of premier and essentials graduates. Among the graduates were Columbia Bank employees Stanley Wladkowski, vice president and branch manager of the Long Gate Office, premier graduate and Joseph Zajdel, vice president commercial banking, essentials graduate.
Slayton House Gallery announced the retirement of Bernice Kish as gallery director. Her assistant, Carole Black, has taken over the position of gallery director.