PERSONAL BACKGROUND ACHIEVEMENTS
Outward-bound survival instructor
United States Eagle Rugby player
Ohio Amateur Golf titles
Over the years Manera’s directorial achievements have been internationally recognized. His numerous awards consist of; 16 Clio Awards, 8 International Awards (including 2 Cannes festival awards, The 2004 IBA Awards Show’s “Best Commercial in the World”, “Best in Show” and Best of 3 Categories, 22 USA Aurora Awards – both of which were “Platinum Best in Show” awards, 3 Gold Caddy Awards, including, “Best in Show” in three categories, 14 US Andy Awards, 5 Canadian Bessie Awards, including, “Best in Show” and “Best in category”, in which Manera directed Alan Arkin in a 5-spot package for Moosehead beer, and 3 USA One-Show Awards and 3 Effie Awards..
Manera earned awards for his years as an athlete, winning numerous Ohio State golf championship titles, which led to a full ride offer at Bowling Green State University. There, Manera gave up his schlorship in the Spring of his first year and began a Rugby career that led to his playing for the United States Eagles rugby team; ending his career on the field against the South African Springboks.