Phil Soper named 2014 CEO of the Year: “a first for our industry”

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Phil Soper named CEO of the Year by Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) of Toronto.

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 lmarsh@marsh-executive.com

9 thoughts on “Phil Soper named 2014 CEO of the Year: “a first for our industry”

  1. Congratulations, Phil. Well deserved! You and your family must be very proud for this exceptional achievement you are being recognized for. From all of us at Royal Lepage Top Producers…we salute you!

  2. PHIL way to go great job congratulations very well deserved such a great leader of Royal Lepage FUNNY I JUST MAILED YOU A PHOTO of riding the bull.You can do it all,your friend Daryl King PS what are you going to do for an encore.

  3. Dear Phil, Congratulations on this great achievement. you are an inspiration to us all. Through passion, commitment, perseverance, integrity and your humbleness you have achieved the height of success. Some how I am not surprised after having met you. I feel privileged to know you and be a part of your team.
    With Regards, Salma Ali (Royal Lepage Burloak Burlington)

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