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NIRI-NY Officer Theresa Molloy Honored at NIRI National Annual Conference

June 18, 2014

Board Elected for 2014-2015 Program Season

NEW YORK, NY - The New York Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI-NY) announced that chapter officer Theresa Molloy was honored at the NIRI Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in Las Vegas during of the 2014 NIRI Annual Conference.

Theresa Molloy, Director, Governance and Shareholder Services, Prudential Financial, received the NIRI National Volunteer of the Year Award and was also among the 2013-2014 Individual Leadership Award winners. The NIRI National Volunteer of the Year award honors a NIRI member who best exemplifies the group's mission of "advancing the practice of investor relations and professional competency and stature of NIRI members" at the national level, and the Individual Leadership Awards recognizes members for their outstanding performance during the program year.

Eleanor Powell, outgoing President of NIRI-NY and Executive Director, Investor Relations of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., said, "2013-2014 was another great season for the NIRI New York Chapter, offering a broad range of educational programs, professional development seminars, IRO roundtables, and social and networking opportunities for our members. I was honored to lead the New York chapter this past year and to have worked with our board members and volunteers who made our year a success."

NIRI-NY held its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 17, at which it announced the newly elected Chapter Officers and Directors for the 2014-2015 term.

Pat Tracey, incoming president of NIRI-NY and Senior Vice President of Business Development at Computershare, said, "The NIRI-NY board is looking forward to another successful year in providing the programs and networking opportunities to advance the investor relations profession as well as our members' professional development. We would also like to thank outgoing board members Nils Paellmann and Nicole Olson for their years of service and contributions to the chapter."

Members of the 2014-2015 NIRI-NY board of directors are:


Patrick Tracey
Senior Vice President

Executive Vice President - Programs
Theresa Molloy
Prudential Financial, Inc.

Vice President - Programs
Rebecca Updegraph
Vice President, Marketing
OpenExchange, Inc.

Vice President - Membership
Neal Goldner
Vice President, Investor Relations
Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Vice President - Treasurer
James Hurley
Vice President, Investor Relations
Ralph Lauren Corporation

Vice President - Professional Development
Corey Kinger
Associate Managing Director
Brainerd Communicators, Inc.

Vice President - Sponsorship
Guy Gresham
Managing Director, Head of Global IR Advisory
BNY Mellon Depository Receipts

Vice President - Communications
Bernard Kilkelly
Investor Relations Consultant
(Past NIRI-NY President 2011-2012)

Vice President - Secretary
Friederike Edelmann
Director Corporate Communications
Finjan Holdings, Inc.


Michael Becker
Senior Vice President, Financial Product Strategy
Business Wire
(Past NIRI-NY President 2010-2011)

Cheryl Gedvila
Vice President, Global Corporate Access
RBC Capital Markets
(Past NIRI-NY President 2012-2013)

Mark Kinarney
Associate, Corporate Access
Credit Suisse

Kate McKay
Director of Global Marketing and Communications

Eleanor Powell
Executive Director, Investor Relations
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
(Past NIRI-NY President 2013-2014)

Katie Royce, CFA
Director, Investor Relations
Cognizant Technology Solutions

Philip Talamo
Executive Director, Investor Relations

NIRI-NY, the founding chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), is also the largest chapter with approximately 400 members in the tri-state area. Founded in 1969, NIRI is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents. NIRI is the largest professional investor relations association in the world with more than 3,300 members representing over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization. For more information, visit

Bernie Kilkelly
NIRI-NY, Vice President - Communications

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