MONTREAL, June 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Our Founding Chairman is one of
33 exceptional individuals selected in 2013 to receive the highest
award the Government of Québec can bestow.
It is with great pride that RES PUBLICA Consulting Group has learned
that its Founding Chairman, Luc Beauregard, will be conferred the title
of Knight of the Ordre national du Québec for his outstanding career
and contribution to the field of communications and public relations.
The insignia awards ceremony, presided over by the Québec Premier, will
be held on June 6.
Jean-Pierre Vasseur, President and Chief Executive Officer of RES
PUBLICA said, "On behalf of the 400 employees of the RES PUBLICA
network, we are extremely proud of the recognition that is being
conferred upon our Founding Chairman. By bestowing Luc with the Quebec
Government's highest honor, tribute is being paid to him for his
outstanding contribution to the entire public relations profession and,
hence, to Quebec society. "
It is through Luc's vision and commitment that RES PUBLICA - which
includes NATIONAL, Cohn & Wolfe, Sonic Boom and AXON Communications -
has experienced tremendous growth since its founding in 1976 and has
for several years now stood at the forefront as Canada's largest public
relations firm. RES PUBLICA is among the top five independent public
relations firms in the world.
"In Luc's mind communications and public relations have always been a
way to contribute to economic and social development, whether it's here
in Quebec or abroad through the founding of the non-profit Public
Relations Without Borders," said for his part Andrew Molson, Chairman
of RES PUBLICA. "Luc has always believed in the added value of public
relations, and the importance of rigor and professional development for
its practitioners. In his own way, Luc makes the Quebec of today and
NATIONAL was one of the first firms to develop research and analysis
services in order to bring new rigor and depth to its consulting
services via the monitoring of public opinion. It is this type of rigor
that inspired the creation of the Luc Beauregard Centre of Excellence
in Communications Research at Concordia's John Molson School of
Business in 2012.
During his 40 years of practice, Luc has relentlessly provided
leadership to the profession, having chaired the Canadian Public
Relations Society, the North American Public Relations Council, the
Canadian Public Relations Consultants Institute and the College of
Fellows of the Canadian Public Relations Society, in addition to
serving as board member of the Communications + Public Relations
The news comes at the same time that the public relations industry in
Quebec has chosen to pay tribute to our Founding Chairman's exceptional
career. Last Thursday, in Montreal, Luc Beauregard received last
Thursday the prestigious ACRPQ Distinction en consultation Award at a gala hosted by the Société québécoise des professionnels en
relations publiques (SQPRP) in Montreal.
Luc has won countless professional accolades over the years, including
the President's Award of the Société des relationnistes du Québec, the
SQPRP's Equinox Award, the Philip A. Price Novikoff Award of the
Canadian Public Relations Society for his contribution to society and
the Outstanding Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the
Canadian Public Relations Society.
Our Founding Chairman's dedication to community organizations in the
fields of health, education and the arts and the extent of his
accomplished communications career led to his appointment as Member of
the Order of Canada in 1996.
Luc's journey and the highlights of NATIONAL's history are described in
further detail in his recent biography Luc Beauregard. Le pari de la vérité.
About the Ordre national du Québec
Every year, since 1985, the Premier of Québec has paid tribute to
exceptional individuals who, through their achievements, values and
ideals, have influenced Québec's growth and contributed to its renown.
Québec awards them with the prestigious titles Knight, Officer and
Grand Officer of the Ordre national du Québec.
About RES PUBLICA Consulting Group
RES PUBLICA is a Montreal-based holding and management company of
leading professional services firms offering strategic public relations
counsel to a wide range of businesses. RES PUBLICA owns NATIONAL Public
Relations Inc., Canada's largest public relations firm, with offices in
Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City,
Saint John, Halifax, St. John's, New York and London. NATIONAL Public
Relations is affiliated internationally with the Burson-Marsteller
network. RES PUBLICA also owns Cohn & Wolfe | Canada, another industry
leader which has its own offices in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary, and
is affiliated with the Cohn & Wolfe network worldwide.
Image with caption: "Luc Beauregard. (CNW Group/RES PUBLICA CONSULTING GROUP)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130604_C4959_PHOTO_EN_27488.jpg
SOURCE: RES PUBLICA CONSULTING GROUP
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