MACPA Lobbyist George Manis Dies at 85

George Nick Manis

George Nick Manis

George Nick Manis, co-founder of Manis Canning & Associates, the lobbying firm that worked with the Maryland Association of CPAs before Maryland’s General Assembly, died Aug. 13 at the age of 85.

“George’s knowledge of our state’s government and his savvy lobbying instincts were hugely important to our profession,” says Tom Hood, executive director of the MACPA. “Our legislative advocacy has been a cornerstone of the MACPA since 1901. George was a key to the development of our grassroots member involvement, our key person program and our PAC activities for more than 30 years. Our members and their clients are stronger than ever today thanks to the efforts of George and his firm.”