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NIRI New York Chapter Celebrates 2015-2016 Season Achievements at Annual Meeting

June 23, 2016

Elects Board for 2016-2017 Program Season
NIRI NY Officers Honored at NIRI Chapter Leadership Awards

NEW YORK--()--The New York Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI NY) held its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 21, at which it announced the newly elected Chapter Officers and Directors for the 2016-2017 term and recapped the highlights of a successful 2015-2016 season.

NIRI NY Board President, Theresa Molloy, commented, “Through the energy and commitment of our members, board of directors, volunteers, and partners, the 2015-2016 program season was one of NIRI NY’s most accomplished. Over 600 participants attended our chapter’s educational programs and workshops, social and networking events, senior leadership dinners, IRO roundtables, and a half-day leadership seminar. Through the support of our partners, we enhanced our online presence, functionality and resources. We launched the NIRI Headliners video series produced by Business Wire, redesigned the NIRI NY chapter website developed by Q4, and introduced the NIRI NY app hosted by theIRapp. And to meet the needs of up and coming IR professionals, we created NIRI NY NextGen, offering networking events and programs tailored to those who are newer to the IR community. I am honored to have led the New York chapter this past year and to have worked with a talented and vibrant group to advance NIRI NY’s influence and success.”

Incoming members of the 2016-2017 NIRI-NY board of directors are:

Darin Arita, Head of Investor Relations, Voya Financial – Executive Vice President, Sponsorship

David C. Collins, Managing Director, Catalyst Global – Executive Vice President, Communications

Alexandra Deignan, Vice President, Investor Relations, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. – Vice President, Communications

Alan Katz, Vice President, Investor Relations, Covanta Holding Corporation – Vice President, Sponsorship

Mark Kinarney, Vice President, Credit Suisse – Vice President Programs

Corey Kinger, Managing Director, Brainerd Communicators, Inc. – Director

Theresa Molloy, Vice President, Governance, Prudential Financial, Inc. – President

Katie Royce, Director, Investor Relations, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Inc. – Executive Vice President, Programs

Suzanne Shepherd, Vice President, Investor Relations, Assurant, Inc. – Vice President, Membership

Patrick Tracey, Senior Vice President, Computershare – Vice President and Secretary

Rebecca Updegraph – President Elect

Matt Van Tassel, Manager, Global Disclosure Services, Business Wire – Vice President and Treasurer

Deb Wasser, Executive Vice President, Edelman – Executive Vice President, Membership

Several of the chapter’s officers were recently honored at the NIRI Leadership Dinner and Awards Program held in San Diego during the NIRI National Conference. NIRI-NY officers Darin Arita, Corey Kinger, and Deb Wasser were among the 2016 NIRI Individual Leadership Award winners. Leadership nominees were selected by their chapter peers in recognition of their outstanding performance during the program year.

Through June 30, 2016, NIRI NY is offering a 50% discount on first year fees to join both NIRI National and the NIRI New York Chapter. The promotion reduces the total cost to join both organizations to $425 per person for the first year, a significant savings from the normal price of $875 for a member’s first year. Further details about membership offers are available in the ‘Join’ section of

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NIRI New York is the largest chapter in the NIRI network. Our unique position at the cross roads of the world’s largest financial center and proximity to a large number of Fortune 500 companies, enables us to deliver cutting edge programs featuring our industry’s most respected leaders, unparalleled peer-to-peer networking opportunities and access to thought leadership across multiple channels. No other local investor relations organization offers the breadth and depth of our outstanding membership benefits.

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Twitter: @niri_ny


David Collins, 212.924.9800
EVP, Communications

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