TORONTO, June 18, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society
(CPRS) recognized Sean Kelly, APR, FCPRS, Manager of Public Relations,
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, with the
2012 CPRS Award of Attainment. Kelly was acknowledged for outstanding
achievement and service in the Canadian public relations industry
amongst his peers during the awards gala at the Canadian Public
Relations Conference on June 12 in Victoria, B.C.
"I have always been very proud of CPRS, its members and the public
relations profession itself," said Kelly. "Professional public
relations practitioners can, and do, make a very valuable and positive
impact on the lives of people."
The CPRS Award of Attainment is presented to a CPRS member whose
personal activities and leadership have gone beyond the call of duty or
responsibility for an employer or client. The work resulted in a
pronounced contribution to the status and acceptance of the public
relations function as a whole.
Kelly's passion and dedication to public relations is evident through
his encouragement of professional growth for fellow and future
practitioners. Some of his professional highlights include:
Receiving the 2011 CPRS Don Rennie Memorial Award for an outstanding and
strategic approach to government communications.
Receiving the 2011 Silver Award of Excellence for Issues Management and
Advocating on behalf of the profession during the 2009 Cameron Inquiry
at Eastern Health Corporation. The team that Kelly led was awarded the
CPRS Lamp of Service.
Developing the public relations program, and teaching it part-time, for
the College of the North Atlantic in 2000.
Teaching public relations part-time at Memorial University of
Compiling stories from experienced practitioners within the College of
Fellows that will be useful in teaching others through their
experiences. This stems from his article, which is being published in
the Journal of Professional Communications, relating to the anniversary
of the Ocean Ranger disaster.
Kelly's Award of Attainment was one of several noteworthy awards
presented at this year's gala. The CPRS/CNW Group Student Award of
Excellence, Don Rennie Memorial Award and CPRS President's Award were
also presented to recipients in front of gala attendees. These awards
recognize exceptional involvement in the public relations profession.
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 more than 2,000 members
across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. For more
information, visit our website: cprs.ca.
Image with caption: "CPRS Award of Attainment recipient, Sean Kelly APR, FCPRS. (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120618_C9914_PHOTO_EN_15247.jpg
SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society
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