The Canadian Public Relations Society honours Kellie Garrett ABC with the
2010 CPRS President's Award for Outstanding Public Relations and
Communications Management

REGINA, June 16 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) honoured Kellie Garrett ABC, Senior Vice-President of Strategy, Knowledge and Reputation at Farm Credit Canada, with the 2010 CPRS President's Award for Outstanding Public Relations and Communications Management. The prestigious public relations honour is awarded to an individual with exceptional involvement in the promotion and practice of public relations. Garret was acknowledged amongst her peers at the CPRS national conference awards gala on June 15 at the Delta Regina in Regina, Sask.

The CPRS President's Award for Outstanding Public Relations and Communications Management recognizes the outstanding effort of a Canadian who, through their communications, leads to the advancement/betterment of the public relations practice at large. The winner consistently demonstrates outstanding leadership in communications and excellence in communications management. The award is determined by the CPRS Board of Directors.

"Kellie demonstrates outstanding leadership in communications management. At Farm Credit Canada, she handles a multitude of responsibilities from business strategy to risk management. Yet she still manages to volunteer her time to give back to the community," said Dr. Terry Flynn APR, FCPRS, Past National President, CPRS. "Kellie is a deserving recipient of this distinguished award."

Garrett is a frequent speaker on strategy, leadership and personal brand. She also volunteers her time as a board director with the Canadian Business for Social Responsibility and was a past vice-chair of the Hospitals of Regina Foundation.

The CPRS President's Award for Outstanding Public Relations and Communications Management 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.

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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