John Kageorge recognized as the 2010 CPRS Outstanding Achievement Award

REGINA, June 16 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) honoured John Kageorge, Communications Strategist at Vital Communications, with the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award. Kageorge was recognized for a single, major contribution which resulted in the betterment of CPRS and the enhancement of its image in the eyes of other Canadians or the world-at-large. He received a framed certificate and was acknowledged amongst his peers at the CPRS national conference awards gala on June 15 at the Delta Regina in Regina, Sask.

The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes the long-term dedication of a CPRS member and pays tribute to a single, but nonetheless significant effort. In Kageorge's case, he was honoured for his work as the chair of the 2009 CPRS National Conference in Vancouver. Kageorge demonstrated remarkable leadership and stepped into the role, after the then-current conference chair, Jeff Domansky, was seriously injured in a water accident while on vacation. The 2009 National Conference was one of the most successful conferences in CPRS history, attracting 350 delegates and earning a healthy surplus despite it taking place during the economic downturn.

"John's name has become synonymous with the conference's success," said Michael Bernard, Kageorge's nominator for the award. "Despite being thrust into a sudden leadership role, he came to rescue without hesitation. John did a terrific job in recruiting and guiding a highly-talented planning team. His leadership, commitment and confidence in the planning team led to the positive outcome of the national conference."

The Outstanding Achievement Award 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. The awards are judged by the Awards Committee Presiding Officers in consultation with the National President.

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:

SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society

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