Current Board Officers
Kathleen Marvin originally joined NIRI in 208 and currently serves as President for the Rocky Mountain Chapter, having previously served as the Chapter’s Secretary. Kathleen is Director, Investor Relations, for CSG International. Since joining the company in 2000, she also held positions in business finance and corporate development. Prior to that, she was an equity analyst with Denver Investments covering the media and technology industries. Kathleen has over 20 years of experience in investor relations, financial analysis and portfolio management. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Iowa State University and a Chartered Financial Analyst charter.
David Banks has been a member of NIRI since 1996 and served as President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter from 2014-2016. He served the Chapter as Treasurer from 2010 to 2014 and also previously in 2005 and 2006. David has more than 25 years as an Investor Relations Officer and Corporate Communications practitioner, having served as IRO at two Fortune 500 companies between 2000 and 2009. He currently is Vice President of Investor Relations for DigitalGlobe, Inc. Prior to joining DigitalGlobe, he was Vice President of Investor Relations at Fiserv, Inc. in Brookfield, Wisconsin. He led Investor Relations and Corporate Communications activities for First Data, Corp. from 2000-2005, and spent 13 years with US WEST in a variety of Investor Relations and Communications roles. David is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado and is a Colorado native.
Heathe Cooper has been an active member of NIRI since 1998. She is currently serving her 6th term as Vice President and Membership Chair for the Rocky Mountain Chapter and has previously served the Chapter as Sponsorship Chair and on the Golden Summit Committees. Heathe has 30 years of experience in the graphic design industry and is currently Director of Sales & Project Management at Watermark, a communications design firm. Prior to joining Watermark, she spent over 20 years at Curran & Connors, becoming Regional Manager in the Rocky Mountain region after a successful stint in the Company's NY headquarters, Residing in Longmont, CO, Heathe has served nine years on the Board of Directors of The Longmont Humane Society and has more recently committed to serving her community via the Longmont Community Justice Partnership program.
Ann Scott has been member of NIRI since 1999 and currently serves as Vice President and Sponsorship Chair for the Rocky Mountain Chapter. Ann is also a member of the NIRI Senior Roundtable. Ann Scott is Vice President, Investor Relations for Ball Corporation, a global supplier of metal packaging for beverage, food and household products customers and of aerospace and other technologies and services for the U.S. government. Ann joined Ball in 1988 and throughout her 30-year career moved into positions of increasing responsibility in the administrative, treasury and finance departments. After Ball relocated its corporate headquarters to Broomfield, Colorado in 1998, Ann assumed overall responsibility for the company’s investor relations program including serving on the disclosure and governance committees and as competitive intelligence liaison to the strategic planning department. Ann Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Ball State University.
Rebecca Palumbo became a member of NIRI in 2012 and currently serves as Vice President, Secretary and Logistics Chair for the Rocky Mountain Chapter, having previously served as Programs Chair and as an Officer at Large. She is the Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Administration at Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG), a position she has held since March 2013. Her primary responsibilities are shareholder relations, managing corporate governance, and external financial reporting and compliance with the SEC and NASDAQ. Since she started her employment at Hallador in 1988, she has had various positions. Hallador is primarily a coal mining company, with operations in the Illinois Basin.
Chris Barkley has been a member of NIRI since 2015 and currently serves as Manager, Investor Relations & Market Intelligence for Ball Corporation, a global supplier of metal packaging for beverage, food and household products customers and of aerospace and other technologies and services for the U.S. government. Chris joined Ball in 2008 and prior to investor relations held positions in operations (supply chain?), strategy and sales. Chris graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and holds a Master’s degree from Regis University in Business Administration with a specialization in strategic management.
Scott Casper is Senior Manager of Investor Relations for RE/MAX. Originally from Southern California, he moved to Denver in 2009 and began working in Corporate Development at Dish Network. After building experience in M&A and financial analysis at Dish, he joined the Investor Relations team at RE/MAX in 2015. Scott earned his Bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of Texas and his M.B.A. at the University of Denver.
Kevin Kim is currently serving as a Sponsorships Co-Chair for the Rocky Mountain Chapter. He is the Global Senior Manager of Investor Relations at Molson Coors, a leading global beer company. Since joining the firm in 2013, he has improved the reach and impact of the Investor Relations program at Molson Coors. Prior to Molson Coors, Kevin served at Crocs, the footwear company, where for three years he served in investor relations and financial planning and analysis functions. Prior to that, Kevin was for several years a sell-side equity research analyst covering consumer stocks for Robert W. Baird and D.A. Davidson. Kevin graduated from the University of Oregon with a major in Economics and Political Science. He also earned his MBA from the University of Colorado Denver.
Steve Nutt has been an active member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of NIRI since 2007. He held the offices of President, Membership Chair and Programs Co-Chair. Steve is the Account Manager for Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., a position he held since 2007. He was a member of the Broadridge Steering Committee tasked with implementing and educating issuers on proxy distribution, the annual meeting process, and Notice & Access. He has over 20 years of experience in Account Management and is a Colorado native. Steve graduated from Colorado State University with an emphasis in business and entrepreneurship.
Pamela Solly originally joined NIRI in 1997. Pamela is the Vice President of Investor Relations for Lydian International. She has more than 20 years of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications experience. Prior to joining Lydian in December 2016, she was the Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Responsibility for Thompson Creek Metals Company since May 2010. Prior to joining Thompson Creek, she was Vice President of Corporate Communications for Benefit Resource Group and Vice President of Investor Relations for Keating Investments. Pamela started her career at Cyprus Amax Minerals Company. During her 15-year tenure with Cyprus Amax, she held increasingly senior positions in the areas of investor relations and treasury services. Pamela holds a Master’s degree in International Management, with a finance specialization, from the University of Denver.
Ms. Dowling first became a NIRI member in October 1998 and, for the 2016-2017 program year, she is serving her first term as an Officer at Large. She currently serves as Director – Investor Relations for National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE: NSA), a self storage REIT headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado and which launched its IPO in April 2015. In this role, Ms. Dowling directs all aspects of Investor and Media Relations. Prior to joining NSA, she served as Manager – Investor Relations for PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCE), an oil and gas E&P company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Previously, Ms. Dowling worked with Aspect Energy, Inc., Chateau Communities (NYSE: CPJ) and Forest Oil Corporation (NYSE: FST), all Denver-based companies. Ms. Dowling graduated cum laude from Regis University with a dual-major Bachelor of Science Degree in Management – Finance emphasis and Marketing. She went on to earn a MBA – Finance and Accounting, also from Regis University.
Brenda Bell has been a member of NIRI since 2001. She is a former Chapter President and previously served four consecutive terms as Membership Chair and three terms as Sponsorship Chair. She has also served the Chapter as the Volunteer Coordinator, chaired the Golden Summit Awards Committee and served on the Membership Committee. Brenda has over 20 years of experience in the newswire industry and is currently a Regional Vice President for Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company. Prior to joining Business Wire, she spent over 18 years at PR Newswire and held a variety of positions, ultimately becoming a Regional Sales Manager. She is also a member of the Public Relations Society of America.