TORONTO, ON – May 28, 2013 – The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Toronto chapter last night named Cathy Cowan as its PR Professional of the Year at its annual ACE Awards Gala. The award recognizes outstanding personal achievement within the public relations industry over her career, with particular focus on her successes over the past year (2012-2013).
“I am thrilled to receive this honour and so grateful to CPRS Toronto for shining a spotlight on all the smart PR that is happening in Toronto,” Cathy said in her brief acceptance speech at the ACE Awards Gala. “Next month is the 10 year anniversary of C&C, and over the past decade I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with the best colleagues, clients and brands and I share this award with them.”
As the hands-on President of Cowan & Company, Cathy’s big-picture thinking contributes to the success of every C&C client including L’Oréal Paris, Prime Pubs, Bier Markt, Casey’s, Kraft Canada, Philips Lifeline and Pedorthic Association of Canada. She has grown Cowan & Company into an award-winning PR Agency known for providing its clients with second-to-none results and service, and a better work-life balance for its team of employees and associates. C&C and its clients have received numerous industry awards recognizing its excellence in media relations, social philanthropy, event planning and marketing communications.
Cathy has been actively involved in the PR industry for more than 15 years including acting as a speaker at industry events and past columnist for PR Canada. Before founding C&C, Cathy held senior management positions with some of Canada’s largest PR firms where she created and implemented marketing communications strategies for industry leaders such as Nintendo, Cisco Systems, Digital Equipment Corporation, Star Choice and Expedia.ca. She has a BA from the University of Western Ontario and MBA from the University of Leicester Management Centre.
The Canadian Public Relations Society is a national professional organization focused on establishing and upholding educational and ethical standards in Public Relations. CPRS Toronto is one of the largest local societies with nearly 600 members. For more information, please visit: http://www.cprstoronto.com.
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