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Business systems company executive

Lois Shanman Elkin, Business systems company executive. Recipient American Automobile Association Torch award for ethics inbus., 1997; named one of Top 500 Women-Owned Businesses in the United States, Working Woman Magazine, 1998.


Elkin, Lois Shanman was born on October 31, 1937 in Cincinnati. Daughter of Jerome David and Mildred Louise (Bloch) Shanman.


Bachelor in Mathematics, Goucher College, 1959.


Systems engineer eastern region International Business Machines Corporation, Baltimore and Columbia, South Carolina, 1959-1961, manager Computer Test Center eastern region, 1961-1964. Executive vice president Advance Business Systems, Baltimore, since 1964, A&L Real Estate, Baltimore, since 1970. President Our World Gallery, Inc., since 1995.

Mentor for mathematics and business Goucher College, Baltimore, 1982—1986. Co-owner ATMS, Baltimore, 1994—2002. Guest lecturer Master of Business Administration program Loyola College Maryland, Baltimore, 1993—1994, Towson University, 1999.

Steering committee Loyola Center Closely Held Companies, Baltimore, since 1993. Conducted seminars Towson University Leadership Group, 1999. Managing director Enable Technologies, Baltimore, since 2001.

Board directors Shoshana S. Cardin Jewish Community High School, since 2005. Judge Maryland Entrepreneur of Year Awards by Ernst Young, 2006—2007. Dean business advisory council University Balt, Merrick School Business, 2008—2009.


Volunteer House of Ruth, Baltimore, since 1990, Image Recovery Center, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, 1995—1996. Executive board directors Pride of Baltimore II, 1994—2000. Co-chair Multiple Sclerosis Class of '98 fundraiser, 1998.

Executive board Maryland chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2000—2005. Sponsor major fundraising event Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Baltimore, 2002. Chair Gala, Baltimore Zoomerang!, 2004.

Moderator Leading Women A Dialogue for Sucess, University Baltimore and The Daily Record, 2007, Mentor, 2007. Participant National Association of Women Business Owners-BRC Global Initiatives. Board directors Hearing and Speech Agency, Baltimore, 1996—2001.

Member of Founded Women Business Council (2nd generation member 2008), Women's Business Council (founder since 2002), National Association Women Business Owners (Woman of the Year award Baltimore chapter 1985), Delta Sigma Pi, Baltimore Alumni Chapt. (Business Person of Year award 2008).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: collecting art.


Married Alan I. Elkin, May 6, 1962. Children: Karen A., Jeffrey R.

Jerome David Shanman

Mildred Louise (Bloch) Shanman

Alan I. Elkin

Karen A. Elkin

Jeffrey R. Elkin