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Stakeholder chief named CIPR Fellow

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has appointed Newry man and Stakeholder CEO Tom Kelly as a new Fellow in recognition of his outstanding work in the practice of public relations and service to the Institute. Fellowships are awarded by the CIPR’s Council following nomination by two Fellows or members of the Institute and on Thursday the Council announced the appointment of Mr Kelly. Speaking about the appointment Mr Kelly OBE said: “I am very humble but happy to be awarded a fellowship from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Following so quickly on from my receipt of an honorary doctorate last summer I truly appreciate this recognition from my peers. I would like to thank those who nominated me and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues in Stakeholder who uphold to the highest standard of practice in the PR Industry. I am more than well aware that I walk in the long shadows by those who have mentored my career overt the past 20 years. CIPR Fellows promote professionalism and best practice in the field of public relations as well as contributing to the Institute’s working groups panels and consultations for the benefit of the industry as a whole. CIPR CEO Jane Wilson said: “It is a great privilege to recognise Tom as a new Fellow of the CIPR. Tom holds invaluable experience and will be able to provide unique insight into the profession and all the issues facing the PR sector as a whole. Fellowship is our highest grade of membership and being named as a Fellow is a unique recognition of experience, professionalism and service. Most notably our fellows are nominated by their peers in the industry, demonstrating their respect within the profession.” Ms Wilson said she and her colleagues look forward working with Tom who will “play an important role within the CIPR.”


Newry Democrat

25th September 2012