Peter Block heads Cohn & Wolfe

    TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Peter Block has been appointed managing partner
of Cohn & Wolfe/Toronto. He succeeds Carol Panasiuk who moves to RES PUBLICA
Consulting Group, Cohn & Wolfe's parent company. David Gordon is appointed
executive vice-president of Cohn & Wolfe/Toronto.
    Peter provides strategic counsel to senior management and boards of
directors to develop and enhance their reputation with their most important
stakeholders, including investors, regulators, employees and customers. He
spent the last eight years at NATIONAL Public Relations, sister company of
Cohn & Wolfe, first in NATIONAL's Toronto office then as vice-president in its
Calgary office. Prior to joining NATIONAL, Peter was responsible for corporate
communications and investor relations for a development-stage biotechnology
company and was an advisor to an Ontario cabinet minister. Peter is also
national managing partner of Cohn & Wolfe/Canada.
    Carol has been involved with Cohn & Wolfe since its inception in Canada
and continued to run the firm after RES PUBLICA acquired it in 1995. In her
new position, she will support the development of Cohn & Wolfe in Canada at
the RES PUBLICA corporate level. She will remain based in Toronto.
    David is a seasoned practitioner of Cohn & Wolfe/Toronto where he runs
the corporate practice. In his new position, he is assigned the additional
responsibility of business development for the entire office.

    Cohn & Wolfe/Canada is one of the country's largest public relations
firms, with offices in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. Internationally, it is
affiliated with the Cohn & Wolfe worldwide network. In addition to its
credentials in corporate reputation and crisis management, the Firm is
renowned for its creative capabilities in the areas of marketing, technology
and healthcare communications.

For further information:

For further information: Peter Block, Telephone: (416) 924-5700,
Cellular: (416) 904-2120

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