TORONTO, June 25, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society
(CPRS) is pleased to announce that Richard Truscott, APR, Director of
Provincial Affairs, Canadian Federation of Independent Business
(Calgary), was elected national president of CPRS during the Society's
2012 Annual General Meeting in Victoria, B.C. on June 10.
Sean Kelly APR, FCPRS, Manager of Public Relations, Canada-Newfoundland
& Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (St. John's) was elected as
vice-president and treasurer. Joining the National Executive Committee
this year as vice-president and corporate secretary is Lucie-Anne
Fabien APR, FCPRS, Conseillère en communications, Ville de Montréal
(Montréal). Past president Pierrette Leonard APR, FCPRS, Senior
Advisor, Canadian Patient Safety Institute (Ottawa) will remain on the
Board of Directors for another year.
"After making a career in public relations and spending the last several
years as a board member, it's an absolute privilege to have the
opportunity to represent the Society at the highest level," said
Truscott. "In the coming year I look forward to doing what I can to
support CPRS and give back to the public relations profession."
Newly elected to the CPRS Board of Directors this year are Joanne Fortin
APR, FCPRS (Montreal) and Jane Petricic, APR (Ottawa). Returning
members of the board include: Robert W. Ellis APR, FCPRS, L.M (Regina),
Mark Giles, APR (Port Hope), Reneé McCloskey, APR (Prince George),
Angela Murray (Halifax), Rashpal Rai (Burnaby) and Sandra Thornton APR,
"Like many professional organizations, CPRS is a strong association of
practitioners from across Canada who are dedicated to their careers and
the public relations industry in general. I have a keen interest in
promoting the growth of this network of professionals. As CPRS expands,
more practitioners throughout Canada will benefit from what our
National Society has to offer," added Truscott.
One way the CPRS aims to increase membership is by attracting recent
graduates from the many public relations programs now offered in
Canada. The new Affiliate membership category is designed for graduates
and entry-level professionals with less than two years of work
experience who can join CPRS at a fifty per cent discount for a maximum
period of two years.
To learn more about Canadian Public Relations Society and its activities
and accomplishments over the past year, please visit the CPRS
Governance web page: cprs.ca/governance. For full biographies and additional information about the CPRS Board
of Directors, please visit: cprs.ca/board.
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.
Image with caption: "Richard Truscott, APR, national president, CPRS. (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120625_C4003_PHOTO_EN_15671.jpg
Image with caption: "Sean Kelly APR, FCPRS, vice-president and treasurer, CPRS. (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120625_C4003_PHOTO_EN_15670.jpg
Image with caption: "Lucie-Anne Fabien ARP, FSCRP, vice-president and corporate secretary, CPRS (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120625_C4003_PHOTO_EN_15672.jpg
SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society
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