Welcome to CPRS Regina

 

Hello CPRS Regina and all Saskatchewan CPRS members,

CPRS Regina, in partnership with IABC is hosting:  Communication & Wine, the perfect pairing on March 29 @ Crave Kitchen & Wine Bar.  Alan Clay, APR, FCPRS, ,CPRS Regina Director and Paula Kohl, ABC, will walk us through some tastings and share insight into how communication is much like a wine. We hope you can join us! For  details on registration for the event, please click here.

The CPRS Regina board and chapter are proud to congratulate Barb Pollock, APR, FCPRS. Barb has been a member of CPRS, on a local and national level for over 30 years. She has been awarded a Life Membership with CPRS. Congratulations and thank you Barb for all your contributions to CPRS over the years! Below is a biography on her career so far.

Barb Pollock, APR, FCPRS, now a life of CPRS, was recently involved with the CPRS National grading process for APR accreditations, a "rejuvenating and gratifying" process for her.

Barb was a member of the University of Regina's executive team for 13 years, directing the institution’s external relationship communication. She found this to be great fun with very interesting colleagues and an accomplished team of staff in the department.  During the later years Barb found that issues management was her focus so when she left the U of R in 2013 she blew the dust off POLMAC Communications, (formed in 1984), and reintroduced herself to former and prospective clients, offering primarily issues & crisis management counsel.

The City of Regina’s pension liability issue was a great energizer for Barb's return to private consulting – a months’ long engagement with lots of ins and outs.  Positioning the University of Regina’s “La Cite universitaire francophone” as the place to go for French education allowed Barb to brush of the rust on her second language skills, and providing fundraising training in Columbian universities on behalf of President Vianne Timmons spurred her interest in learning Spanish.

A number of not for profits comprise her client list – and as the sole consultant in her company, Barb is finding it very satisfying to concentrate on their needs.  Clients include the Pharmacy Assocation of Sask, Sask Egg Producers, Evraz Place and the University of Regina.  She is also working with Conexus Credit Union and Don Savaria Public Relations.

Suffice to say, Barb is enjoying working with a variety of clients and concerns. 

At the same time, her and her husband live in Mexico half the year; thank goodness for technology!  She comes home now and then when a client requires in-person support, otherwise Skyping makes her life workable. 

Barb thanks and send her apprecation to CPRS Regina for this honour.

CPRS Regina Board