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Tourism academy honors Schaefer

The Baltimore Academy of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality has given its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, to former Gov. William Donald Schaefer for his support of tourism in Maryland.

Other top industry professionals were honored recently at the school's "Academy Awards" night at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The following honors were distributed, including several "Professional of the Year" awards: Restaurant: Jack Elsby, Brass Elephant; Hospitality: Gary Oster, Stouffer's Rennaissance Harborplace Hotel; Attraction: Nicholas Brown, the National Aquarium; Transportation: Mark Joseph, Yellow Transportation; Airlines: Joseph Lamkin, Southwest Airlines; Supplier: Gail Kaplan, Classic Catering.

The Friend of the Industry award was given to Del. Howard P. Rawlings, D-Balt. The Friend of the Academy award was given to Brian Haysbert, Service America. Industry Leader of the Year award went to George Williams, director of the Maryland Office of Tourism Development. The Founder's award was given to Mike Whipple, general manager of the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel.

The Academy at Southwestern High School has 120 students. Founded a year ago, the goal of the academy is to prepare young people for careers in the tourism industry.

Adams Sandler honored for health campaigns

Advertising and public relations campaigns created by Adams Sandler, a Baltimore-based public relations and advertising firm, received five awards in the national Healthcare Advertising Competition sponsored by Healthcare Marketing Report magazine.

The campaigns were created for HealthPlus, a managed health care organization based in Greenbelt. The company received top awards in two categories: best radio campaign and best public relations campaign.

Lawyers Clearinghouse elects new president

Barry F. Levin has been elected president of the Lawyers Clearinghouse Inc., a nonprofit corporation that arranges pro bono legal services for tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Levin, a former vice president of the organization, was also re-elected to the board of directors.

The organization has a panel of more than 250 volunteer lawyers across Maryland providing the pro bono services.

A partner with Siskind, Grady, Rosen & Hoover, Mr. Levin has been practicing law since 1984. He has specialized in corporate, finance, business, real estate and commercial law.

He received his bachelor's degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., and his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Civiletti receives Bar Foundation award

Benjamin R. Civiletti, chairman of the Baltimore law firm Venable, Baetjer and Howard, is the 1995 recipient of the Maryland Bar Foundation's H. Vernon Eney Award for outstanding leadership in working toward improved government and administration of justice.

The award, which is given annually, will be presented this week during the annual meeting of the Fellows of the Maryland Bar Foundation, held in conjunction with the Maryland State Bar Association's annual meeting in Ocean City.

The Maryland Bar Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that issues grants and funds projects designed to improve the delivery of legal services in Maryland.

Malis & Associates forms in Baltimore

Andrew Malis and Elizabeth Levy Malis have formed Malis & Associates, a Baltimore-based marketing communications consulting firm.

Prior to starting his own company, Mr. Malis worked as a vice president in account services at W. B. Doner & Company. He also has worked as a general manager at Cornerstone Advertising and in television news and production at WBAL-TV.

Most recently, Ms. Malis worked in public relations at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

NTC She has worked as director of communication for Senior Campus Living, the developer of Charlestown Retirement Community, and as director of regional promotion for Maryland Public Television.

New Accounts:

* Noble Steed Associates, of Baltimore, will provide marketing and media services to Mercantile Bankshares Corporation, a group of community banks, with 16 in Maryland.

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