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NIRI-NY Garners Multiple Awards at the NIRI Annual Conference

June 17, 2010

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New York Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI-NY) announced that the chapter was honored with four awards at NIRI’s annual Chapter Awards and Chapter Leadership Awards dinner held in San Diego on June 5th.

The New York Chapter received the following awards:

  • Best Overall Programming, Large Chapter: (Tie with Boston Chapter) NIRI-NY was rewarded for one of our most robust program seasons ever, providing members with highly relevant learning and development opportunities.

  • Best External Affairs, Large Chapter: The chapter was recognized for its use of partnerships with other organizations and institutions to benefit members and extend the NIRI brand to constituents from other industries and regions. Special emphasis was placed on the November 17th program: A Look Inside the SEC with Harvey Pitt, which included a large delegation from the Asia-Pacific Investor Relations Association (APIRA).

  • Chairman’s Award: Several chapters were recognized for specific member services or programs. The New York chapter was honored for its extensive Professional Development program, which offered a number of additional workshops, beyond regular chapter programming, catering to IR professionals at various career stages.

  • Individual Chapter Leadership Award: Chapter President Felise Glantz-Kissell was honored for her leadership during an incredibly successful program season.

Ms. Kissell said, “I’m so pleased that NIRI National recognizes the hard work and creativity that the New York chapter board members and volunteers put in to provide our members with meaningful information and career support.”

The chapter will be celebrating its awards, in addition to recognizing some members of its own and announcing next season’s board of directors at its Year-End Social and Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 23rd at the Hotel Intercontinental, 111 E. 48th St. The evening begins at 5:30 PM and the cost is $50 for members, $75 for non-members. RSVP to



NIRI-NY, the founding chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), is also its largest with over 650 members. Founded in 1969, NIRI is a professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, the investing public and the financial community. NIRI members represent the majority of the largest publicly held corporations in the U.S. as well as many small and mid-sized companies. With over 4,300 members in 35 chapters around the country, NIRI sets the highest standards in education to advance the practice of investor relations and meet the growing professional development needs of those engaged in the field. For more information, visit


Kate McKay, VP - Communications, NIRI-NY Chapter
Director, Global Marketing & Communications
(212) 849-5060

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