CPRS Canadian Public Relations Society

CPRS Canadian Public Relations Society

January 15, 2010 13:55 ET

Media Advisory: Public Relations Community to Recognize Porter Airlines' Robert J. Deluce

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 15, 2010) - Robert J. Deluce, president and chief executive officer of Porter Airlines, will be awarded the 17th Annual CEO Award of Excellence in Public Relations by the Canadian Public Relations Society of Toronto.

WHEN:  Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 12 p.m.
WHERE Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Imperial Room
  100 Front Street West
  Toronto, Ontario

Mr. Deluce has proven to be a strong advocate for effective communications throughout his impressive career. Regarded as one of Canada's most knowledgeable and respected airline owners and operators, Mr. Deluce has led Porter since its inception three years ago as the airline that redefined short-haul air travel and became the leading regional carrier in North America. His personal emphasis on communications has been critical to supporting Porter's initial growth phase by engaging with passengers, media, employees and other stakeholders.

The CPRS Toronto CEO Award of Excellence in Public Relations was established in 1991 to commemorate communications excellence and to demonstrate that a successful CEO must be an excellent communicator as well as a strong financial and administrative manager. The spirit of the Award is to recognize that a successful CEO must be skilled in expressing a clear mission and shared values with a broad range of stakeholders in order to achieve business objectives.

Past recipients include Galen G. Weston, Executive Chairman of Loblaw Companies, the United Way of Greater Toronto's Frances Lankin, Roots Canada's Michael Budman and Don Green, the Toronto International Film Festival's Piers Handling, and TD Bank Financial Group's Charles Baillie.

Ticket information is available at www.cprstoronto.com/pd/events.aspx or by contacting Lois Marsh at 416-360-1988 or at marshl@marsh-executive.com.

Contact Information

  • CEO Award of Excellence in Public Relations
    Ani Chakmakian
    Media Relations Lead
    416-977-9208 or 780-868-8068 (cell)
    Lawrence Stevenson, APR
    Chair, CEO Award Committee