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Public relations executive

Fred Applestein Neil, American public relations executive.


Neil, Fred Applestein was born on November 26, 1933 in Baltimore. Son of Frank and Mollie (Schapiro) Applestein.


Bachelor, University Maryland, 1959.


News and sports editor, Station WITH, Baltimore, 1959-1960; director news and sports, Station WCBM, Metromedia, Baltimore, 1960-1969; press officer, Mayor William Donald Schaefer, Baltimore, 1970-1971; general manager, Baltimore Banners World Team Tennis League, 1971-1972; president, Fred Neil Associations, Public Rels., Baltimore, since 1972. Staff specialist public information Maryland. Rehabilitation Center, Baltimore, 1980-1991.

Owner Cruising for Mems., Ellicott City, since 1987, P.I.O. Office of Comm. and Cmty. Rels., Division Rehabilitation Superior vena cava syndrome, Baltimore, since 1980. Co-owner Carrolltowne Card & Gift Shop.


  • Other Work

    • Author: It's a Very Simple Game!, The Life and Times of Charles Eckman, 1995, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Health Fair, 2002. Editor, contributor Lafayette Square Newsletter, 1974-1982, Federal Hill Newsletter, 1974-1982, Greater Penn Avenue Newsletter, 1974-1982, MPCA News Letter, since 1982, Maryland Rehabilitation Association News Letter, since 1985, Front and Center newsletter, 1980-1992, Rehab Digest, since 1992. Contributor articles to magazines, newspapers, and newsletters.


Board directors Liberty Showcase Theater, 1985-1987, Howard County Summer Theatre, 1992-1999, president 1995-1999. Member consumer advisory board, Jewish Vocational Service, Baltimore, 2002. President Wild Meadows Home Owners Association, 2004-2004, since 2005.

Media relations director Delaware Manufacturing Home Owners Association, since 2005. Member Delaware Governor's Council on Manufactured Housing, 2006. With United States Army, 1956-1958.

Member Maryland Rehabilitation Association (president 1985, 87), Maryland Press Club (president 1988-1989, 97-98, board directors 1990-1991), Maryland State Pest Control Association (secretary since 1981, executive secretary since 2003, editor newsletter 1981), Delaware Sports Broadcasters and Writers Association, Baltimore Sports Reporters Association (president 1964), Baltimore Press Reporters Association (president 1965), Mid-Atlantic Rehabilitation Administrators Association (president 1990).


Married Sheila Tilles, August 30, 1959 (divorced May 1980). Children: Jay Alan, Brian Mark Applestein, Gail Renee Murphy. Married Dawn Frances Fischer, July 6, 1986.

Frank Applestein

Mollie (Schapiro) Applestein

Dawn Frances Fischer

Sheila Tilles

Gail Renee Murphy Neil

Jay Alan Neil

Brian Mark Applestein Neil