The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) has named Jim Leech, president and CEO of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) as the recipient of it’s CEO Award of Excellence in Public Relations awards.

Since taking over the position of president and CEO, Leech has established a distinct culture for Teachers’ and recognizes that its people drive the organization’s success. Through his leadership, Teachers’ engaged in a committed and rigorous proactive communications program to involve the entire organization in establishing a vision for the future. The result of this process has been very positive and earned him the CPRS Toronto CEO Award of Excellence.

The award aims to celebrate the growing importance that communications plays in Canadian organizations.