David Gordon Appointed Chair of CCPRF

TORONTO, February 14, 2013 – The board and members of the Canadian Council of Public Relations Firms (CCPRF) are pleased to announce the appointment of David Gordon as Chair of the organization effective January 2013.

Mr. Gordon is the Managing Partner of Cohn & Wolfe | Toronto, having joined the agency in 1999.  The recipient of a number of industry awards for communication excellence, Mr. Gordon also has a background in public policy and political strategy and holds both an MA and MBA.  Mr. Gordon serves on the Boards of a number of non-profit organizations.

“With the explosive growth in new communication channels, executives and marketers are often challenged to identify the right solution to their communication challenge, be it reputation management, employee communication or product marketing.  CCPRF member firms bring both local experience and global resources to their clients, providing valuable insights to help them make the right decisions,” said Mr. Gordon.  “I look forward to working with my CCPRF colleagues to ensure the value of public relations as a strategic business tool, is both nurtured and recognized at the highest levels of Canadian business.”

Mr. Gordon succeeds Carol Levine APR, Fellow CPRS, Managing Partner of energi public relations, who has held the position for the past three years.

About CCPRF

The Canadian Council of Public Relations Firms, the only trade organization for public relations in Canada, represents close to 25 multinational and independently owned consultancies with the majority of their revenue generated from the business of public relations.  The goal of the Council is to promote the professionalism and development of public relations consulting and provide thought leadership in areas that influence industry growth.

For more information visit www.ccprf.ca.