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NIRI New York Chapter Elects New Board Leadership for 2021-2022 Season

June 14, 2021

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The New York chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (“NIRI NY”) held its virtual annual meeting on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at which it announced the newly elected chapter directors and officers for the 2021-2022 term and shared the highlights of the 2020-2021 season.

NIRI NY welcomed two newly elected members to the board of directors (the “board”): Ann Dai, Incoming Head of Investor Relations, Managing Director, Blue Owl; and Gregory Lundberg, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, OUTFRONT Media Inc. Ann and Gregory will join 11 returning directors in providing a vision and setting the agenda for NIRI NY. The board named MaryKate McGilley, Director, Corporate Relationship Manager, Baird, President of NIRI NY for the 2021-2022 season.

“It has been my great privilege to serve as NIRI NY’s President and work with an incredibly talented team to advance our mission of providing education and networking opportunities for New York’s vibrant IR community,” said Neil Stewart, outgoing NIRI NY Board President. “As a team during this past season, we provided our members with fully virtual programming and events, established a formal diversity and inclusion (D&I) committee, and launched a mentorship initiative to strengthen connections in the virtual environment. I expect the board will continue to deliver meaningful benefits to chapter members under MaryKate’s leadership, and I look forward to a great upcoming season.”

“I’m excited to serve as President of the NIRI NY chapter,” said incoming NIRI NY Board President, MaryKate McGilley. “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world for all of us – especially how we interact and connect with others, both professionally and personally. I look forward to working alongside the entire NIRI NY Board to resume in-person events and continue delivering value for all chapter members.”

The NIRI NY volunteer board is responsible for developing informative programs, establishing sponsorships and managing resources to host professional and social networking events.

2021-2022 NIRI NY board members include:

  • Deborah Belevan, CPA, IRC, In Transition
  • Cindi Buckwalter, VP of Corporate Communications, Hudson
  • Ann Dai, Incoming Head of Investor Relations, Managing Director, Blue Owl
  • Alexandra Deignan, Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Sustainability, Lazard Ltd.
  • Abbe F. Goldstein, SVP, Investor Relations, Travelers
  • Alan Katz, VP, Investor Relations, LivePerson, Inc.
  • Laura Kiernan, CPA, IRC, CEO and Founder, High Touch Investor Relations
  • Gregory Lundberg, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, OUTFRONT Media Inc.
  • MaryKate McGilley, Director, Corporate Relationship Manager, Baird
  • Nichole Saland, Managing Director & Head of Corporate Access, Telsey Advisory Group
  • Allison Sobel, Director, Joele Frank
  • Neil Stewart, Director of Corporate Outreach, the Value Reporting Foundation
  • Matt Van Tassel, Director, Strategic Partnerships, News Direct

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.

NIRI NY Communications
Allison Sobel / Nichole Saland

Source: NIRI New York

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