CPRS Canadian Public Relations Society

CPRS Canadian Public Relations Society

December 03, 2009 09:30 ET

Media Advisory: Public Relations Community to Recognize Robert Deluce of Porter Airlines With CEO Award of Excellence in Communications

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2009) - The Canadian Public Relations Society Toronto (CPRS Toronto) will present its 17th annual CEO of the Year Award that highlights the growing role that communications plays in organizations across Canada. This year's honoured recipient is Robert Deluce, president and chief executive officer of Porter Airlines. 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 redefined short-haul air travel and became the leading regional carrier in North America.

The spirit of the CEO Award, first created in 1991, is to commemorate communications excellence and to advocate that a successful CEO must be an excellent communicator who can express a clear mission and shared values with a broad range of stakeholders.

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

Mark your calendars and join us to commemorate this special occasion:

WHEN: Tuesday, January 19th at 12 noon
WHERE: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Imperial Room
ADDRESS: 100 Front Street West, Toronto
TICKETS: Visit www.cprstoronto.com/pd/events.aspx or
contact Lois Marsh at 416-360-1988
or marshl@marsh-executive.com.

Contact Information

  • For further information about the Award,
    or to schedule an interview, please contact:
    Ani Chakmakian
    CEO Award of Excellence in Public Relations
    Lawrence Stevenson, APR
    Chair, CEO Award Committee