Royal LePage is pleased to announce that the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) of Toronto has named Phil Soper, President and CEO, Royal LePage, the 2014 CEO of the Year and recipient of the CEO Award of Excellence in Public Relations.
Created in 1991, the CEO Award of Excellence recognizes communications excellence and advocates that a successful CEO must be an excellent communicator who can express a clear mission and shared values with a broad range of stakeholders, supported by outstanding business performance.
Past recipients of the award include: Galen G. Weston, Loblaw Companies; Dominic D’Alessandro, Manulife Financial; John Betts, McDonald’s Restaurants; Jim Leech, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan; Frances Lankin, United Way; Charles Baillie, TD Bank; and Robert Deluce, Porter Airlines. Phil Soper is the first CEO from the real estate industry to be recognized with this honour.
In a news release, issued on Nov. 12, CPRS Toronto states “Mr. Soper’s work in defining the company’s vision and communicating it with impact across Canada has been a demonstration of how communications can be a game changer in business strategy and business results.” Since taking the reins at Royal LePage in 2002, the business has more than tripled revenue and doubled agent count.
Phil’s frequent commentary on economic issues and the North American real estate industry contributed to the bestowment of the award, and that he was an early adopter in leveraging social media channels to enhance the company’s effectiveness and communications reach.
The CPRS Toronto CEO award, is presented annually and determined by a selection committee comprised of the Society’s past presidents.The award will be handed out on Jan. 28, 2015 at an celebratory event at the Eaton Chelsea Toronto. Phil will deliver a keynote address at that time. A limited number of tickets for the event are available by contacting Lois Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org