Outstanding PricewaterhouseCoopers employees awarded with inaugural CEO Award for the Alberta region



    Three awards given to distinctive individuals and client teams

    TORONTO, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Canada is proud to
announce the recipients of the firm's inaugural 2009 CEO Award for the Alberta
region. The CEO Award is given out in three categories: People, Client and
Team, recognizing two individuals and one team that stand out and have
achieved outstanding results for PwC and its clients.

    
    This year's Alberta region CEO Award winners include:

    -   Casey Charleson, Winner - People Category: In addition to taking on
        responsibilities as an audit associate in PwC's Audit and Assurance
        Group, Casey organized an employee relay race to encourage health and
        wellness in the Edmonton office.

    -   Marissa Maitland Hare, Winner - Client Category: A member of PwC's
        Human Resources Services group in Calgary, Marissa developed and
        implemented processes to ensure that PwC's expatriate tax clients
        would receive their tax returns and be able to file them by the
        deadline from the country they were located in.

    -   University of Calgary client team, Winner - Team Category: The
        success of the team of 25 stems from their demonstrated innovation
        and teamwork in creating a new service area for the firm:
        administrative operational review. The team developed a series of
        recommendations to improve support service functions across the
        University's campus.
    

    Throughout the year, staff and partners in PwC's Calgary and Edmonton
offices are encouraged to submit nominations for the award in each of the
three categories. This year's Alberta region award recipients were selected
from a list of nominees by a regional nomination committee, to be recognized
during a local celebration event.
    "The CEO Award recognizes and rewards PwC individuals and teams who go
that extra mile to create business impact and live our firm values of
leadership, excellence and teamwork," says Raymond Crossley, PwC Calgary
Office Managing Partner.
    Barry James, PwC Edmonton Office Managing Partner adds: "In this
challenging economy, we believe it's particularly important to take the time
to recognize those who achieve great results, celebrate their successes and
thank them for a job well done. We are proud to honour this exceptional group
of PwC people who are truly role models for helping make PwC the distinctive
professional services firm."
    Recipients of the local office CEO Awards are also eligible to receive
the National CEO Award, which honours two PwC Canada staff members and one
team who go above and beyond to provide a distinctive experience to PwC's
people and clients. National winners will be announced in a special ceremony
on September 14, 2009.

    About PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

    PricewaterhouseCoopers (www.pwc.com) provides industry-focused assurance,
tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its
clients and their stakeholders. More than 155,000 people in 153 countries
across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop
fresh perspectives and practical advice. In Canada, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
(www.pwc.com/ca) and its related entities have more than 5,200 partners and
staff in offices across the country.
    "PricewaterhouseCoopers" refers to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an Ontario
limited liability partnership, or, as the context requires, the
PricewaterhouseCoopers global network or other member firms of the network,
each of which is a separate and independent legal entity.




For further information:

For further information: Calgary: Melissa Homenuik, (403) 509-7590,
melissa.homenuik@ca.pwc.com; Edmonton: Claudine Pilon, (780) 441-6714,
claudine.pilon@ca.pwc.com

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