Canadian Public Relations Society names Janet MacMillan as recipient of PR Award of Attainment

MONTREAL, June 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) recognized Janet E. MacMillan, APR, FCPRS LM, Principal, NATIONAL Public Relations with the 2015 CPRS Award of Attainment. The award is presented to a CPRS member whose personal activities and leadership have gone beyond the call of duty. Janet was acknowledged in front of her peers for her professional achievement during the 2015 CPRS National Conference in Montreal on June 2, 2015.

"I humbly share this recognition with those whom I've been fortunate to work alongside to affect positive change; any successes I've had are a result of the trust and confidence placed in my judgment or counsel - by either my colleagues and business partners, our clients or the organizations I have served as a volunteer," said MacMillan.

Janet MacMillan has been a member of CPRS for more than 30 years, and currently serves as a volunteer on the CPRS College of Fellows executive committee. She was a member of the first graduating class of Mount Saint Vincent University's (MSUV) Public Relations degree program in 1981. She continues to be involved with the university as a volunteer leader, mentor, guest lecturer and Chair of its Board of Governors. Janet was recently honored by MSVU as part of the Riva Spatz Women's Wall of Honour at the grand opening of a new teaching and researching facility at MSVU.

MacMillan helped grow a small Halifax-based communications firm to an Atlantic Canadian firm with offices in three provinces over the course of a decade. Following its continued success, the firm eventually became a part of Canada's largest public relations firms, NATIONAL Public Relations. 

She serves, and has served, on a number of Boards for various organizations in Canada. Her volunteer experience has placed her at the centre of such widely recognized events as the Barcelona Olympics, Tall Ships 2000, the East Coast Music Awards, and the World Figure Skating Championships.

The Award of Attainment was one of several noteworthy awards presented during this year's CPRS National Conference. 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 more than 1,800 members across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide.  For more information, visit our website:

SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society

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