CHARLOTTETOWN, May 29, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) announced John Muldoon, APR, FCPRS LM as the recipient of the 2018 Award of Attainment, at Connexions 2018, the CPRS National conference.
The Award of Attainment is presented annually to a CPRS member whose personal activities and leadership have gone above and beyond the call of duty. This year, the Society recognized Muldoon's four-decade-long career in which he helped shape the public relations practice in Ontario through numerous contributions to the profession, CPRS, his employers, his clients, and his community, all while overcoming both professional and personal challenges.
"For more than 40 years as a journeyman public relations practitioner, I have seen much change in public relations in Canada. Where once we were rarely called to the management table, we now are an accepted addition to provide our counsel on a wide variety of matters," said Muldoon. "Despite my many positions, in different private and public sectors, the one constant in my career has been the Canadian Public Relations Society. I want to thank Sarah Jones, APR, FCPRS, LM and Brenda Sweeney, APR, FCPRS, for nominating me for the 2018 CPRS Award of Attainment, which I humbly accept as an honour and a privilege."
Muldoon is one of 10 Major and Special Award recipients this year nominated by fellow CPRS members in recognition of outstanding commitment to the public relations industry. He was specifically praised for his community service and health advocacy work, including his current role as the National Spokesperson and Senior Public Relations Counsel (Canada) for the Pituitary Network Association, the world's largest and fastest growing patient advocacy organization devoted to the treatment and cure of pituitary disorders.
Unable to accept the award in person, Muldoon will be presented with a framed certificate at an upcoming event hosted by his local society, CPRS Toronto, which previously awarded him both its Volunteer of the Year Award (2009) and the Lois Marsh Award for Leadership (2013).
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 2,500 members across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide.
SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society
For further information: Dan LaBelle, Specialist, Communications and Events, CPRS National, 416-239-7034 ext. 226 [email protected]