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New NextGen Team Appointed by NIRI NY to Develop Programs for Up-and-Coming Investor Relations Professionals

September 4, 2018

NEW YORK—September 4, 2018—The New York Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI NY) recently announced the members of the NextGen Committee for the 2018-2019 term and recapped the highlights of a successful 2017-2018 season.

“After a successful year, the NextGen team is excited to continue our positive momentum and host a series of fun and educational events that are specifically tailored to the interests of our members,” said NextGen President Allison Monat. “With more than 70 professionals who are up-and-coming in their careers, NextGen provides a unique opportunity to build peer-to-peer relationships and interact with the hundreds of well-respected, senior practitioners who are a part of NIRI NY. Looking ahead, we are focused on continuing to grow our membership base and fostering even deeper engagement among the ‘next generation’ of investor relations professionals.”

“We are pleased to see so many rising IR professionals benefit from the wealth of knowledge, experience and resources the NIRI NY chapter has to offer,” said Katie Royce, NIRI NY Board President. “Over the past year the NextGen team has seen tremendous success growing an enthusiastic and engaged membership base and hosting a variety of programs, from fireside chats, to speed networking, to discussion panels with prominent New York IR professionals. For this upcoming year, the team is working on continuing its track record of success and creating even more opportunities for professional development, mentorship, and networking.”

Incoming members of the 2018-2019 NIRI-NY NextGen Committee are:

  • Mark Eckstein, Sales Enablement Associate Director, Ipreo by IHS Markit – Vice President, Membership
  • Sherif El-Azzazi, MS, IRC, Director, Investor Relations & Communications, Brookfield Property Group – Vice President, Communications
  • Adam Fromowitz, Senior Account Executive, AST – Vice President, Membership
  • Tanya Kamatu, Vice President, Catalyst IR – Vice President, Programs
  • Mei Kuo, Financial Analyst, Investor Relations, SHAKE SHACK – Vice President, Membership
  • Allison Monat, Senior Account Executive, Joele Frank – President
  • Lauren Tarola, Vice President, Edelman Financial Communications & Capital Markets – Vice President, Programs

Details regarding NextGen membership and benefits are available in the ‘Join’ section of

About NIRI NY NextGen

NIRI NY NextGen is a sub-group of the NIRI-NY chapter geared specifically to meet the needs of up-and-coming IR professionals who are newer to the workforce and have been in IR for less than five years. We strive for NIRI NY to be an engaging, educational, and welcoming place for those starting out in investor relations. Whether members are embarking on a role in IR after a stint in another industry, are in a rotational IR spot from finance or elsewhere in their company, or working as an IR consultant or service provider, we encourage all to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge in our community.

About NIRI New York

NIRI New York is the largest chapter in the NIRI network. Our unique position at the crossroads of the world’s largest financial center and a broad base of Fortune 500 and other leading companies, enables us to attract a dynamic membership base, 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. Visit to join NIRI NY today.

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Sherif El Azzazi , MS, IRC
Vice President, Communications
(212) 417-7169

Neil Stewart
Executive Vice President – Communications
(212) 816-9821

Suzanne Shepherd
Vice President – Communications
(212) 859-7062

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