Melbourne (Mel) James celebrates a golden anniversary

Melbourne V. James, APR National President CPRS 1974-1975

Melbourne V. James, APR, FCPRS(H), LM
National President CPRS 1974-1975

This year, Mel James APR, FCPRS(H), LM, celebrates  his 50th year as a member of CPRS Toronto.   Over the years, James has been recognized for his dedicated service, leadership and ingenuity.

“Membership in the Canadian Public Relations Society has been a rewarding experience, one of sharing expertise with any number of fellow practitioners from coast to coast that are far too numerous to mention here. But like any organization one joins, the real benefits only accrue to those who actively participate,” said James in a CPRS biography (

An Honorary Member, College of Fellows (2001) and Life Member since 1989, James also served as National President from 1974-1975 and, our very own CPRS Toronto President from 1969-1970.

“Mel James has been an inspiration to countless public relations professionals,” said Maryjane Martin, APR, President of CPRS Toronto. “Everyone at CPRS Toronto has benefited from Mel’s 50 years of selfless service.”


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