Kevin Brown APR named CPRS Mentor of the Year Diamond Jubilee Award winner
for 2010

REGINA, June 16 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) honoured Kevin Brown APR, Owner of Kevin Brown Communications, with the 2010 Mentor of the Year Diamond Jubilee Award. Brown was recognized for exemplifying the critical role that mentoring plays in the advancement of the public relations profession. He received a framed certificate and was acknowledged amongst his peers at the CPRS national conference awards gala on June 15 at the Delta Regina in Regina, Sask.

The Mentor of the Year award, established to celebrate CPRS' 60th Anniversary, recognizes the outstanding effort of an accredited public relations practitioner who consistently and actively mentors public relations practitioners to advance in their careers. The award recipient demonstrates a commitment to speaking to post-secondary students, encouraging internships in the workplace, fostering exemplary relationships in the profession and serving the profession.

"Kevin teaches effortlessly, embodies professionalism and fosters the growth and professional development of all those he encounters," said Sarah Zimmerman, Brown's nominator for the award. "When I decided to leave journalism for a career as a public relations consultant, I was both exhilarated and terrified. Coming from an industry where getting a story before your competition is critical and sharing sources is almost unheard of, I expected the same of the communications field. But Kevin proved to me that not only is the field of public relations one that fosters professional development but one that is inclusive and supportive."

The Mentor of the Year Diamond Jubilee Award was one of six Major Awards presented at this year's awards gala. The Major Awards recognize exceptional involvement in the public relations profession and candidates are nominated by peers. The awards are judged by the Awards Committee Presiding Officers in consultation with the National President.

About CPRS

Founded in 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a not-for-profit organization whose members are engaged in the practice, management or teaching of public relations. Members work to maintain the highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations. CPRS is a federation of over 1,800 members across 16 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. For more information, visit our website: www.cprs.ca.

SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society

For further information: For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Dalton, APR, Executive Director, 416-239-7034, kdalton@cprs.ca


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