President’s Message – Introducing CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau Board of Directors, 2017-2019

Dear member,

It’s been just over a month since our June 13 AGM, and we hope you’re having a great summer! My heartfelt thanks for your vote of confidence in me and the incoming 2017-2018 board of directors. I have dedicated over five years to the CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau board, and I am proud once again to stand with fellow communicators who are as excited as I am to give back to the PR community. I’m pleased to formally introduce and welcome the team:

  • Lisa Mitchell — Vice president
  • Keelan Green — Treasurer
  • Margaret Pearcy, APR — Past president
  • Howard Fremeth  — Young professionals director
  • Andrea MacLean, APR — Student program director
  • Michelle Austin — Professional development director
  • Danielle Côté, APR — Accreditation director
  • Stephanie Rochefort — Social media director
  • Shelley Ford — Internal communications director
  • Kinda Gorman — External communications director
  • Andrew Jeffrey, CPA

I would like to thank outgoing president Margaret Pearcy for her committed leadership and the board of directors for their steadfast contributions during the year and the current transition period.

  • Margaret Pearcy, APR – President
  • Wendy Hope, APR – Treasurer
  • Chris Froggatt – Director, Professional Development
  • Jason LaMontagne – Director, External Communications
  • Kayla Isabelle – Director, Student Program
  • Stephanie Rochefort – Director, Internal Communications
  • Natalie Bovair – Secretariat
  • Janice Lee – Secretariat

Our new directors are already thinking about the 2017-2019 season. We have a strategic board planning session scheduled for July 30, and our goal is to help you achieve your professional objectives. Thank you for your membership with our chapter, we look forward to serving you.


Joan Wright
President, CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau


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