The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) today announced its chapter’s officers and directors for the 2013-2014 program year.
"We are pleased to welcome both new and returning members to our board to support a compelling lineup of educational and social programs for NIRI’s Rocky Mountain Chapter this coming year," said Steve Nutt, returning chapter president. "Our chapter is a vibrant community of investor relations professionals representing a broad mix of the industries that call this region home, including manufacturing, technology, consumer, mining, biomedical, drilling & exploration, media and more. We host a variety of events throughout the year that allow our members to advance their professional development and meet other experienced IR professionals."
NIRI’s Rocky Mountain Chapter board for 2013-2014 includes:
President: Steve Nutt, Account Manager for Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. Nutt is returning for a second term as the chapter’s president. Previously, he held the offices of programs co-chair and membership chair. Nutt was recognized earlier this year as a NIRI Individual Leadership Award winner for his dedication and enthusiasm in supporting the Rocky Mountain Chapter.
Vice President, President-Elect and Treasurer: David Banks, Vice President of Investor Relations for DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI). Banks will begin a new position this year as vice president and president-elect for the chapter. He will also continue to serve as the board’s treasurer, a position which he has held since 2010 and previously in 2005 and 2006.
Vice President and Programs Co-Chair: Cary Jernigan, Client Development Manager for Computershare Governance Services in Golden, Colorado. Jernigan is returning for a second term as vice president and programs co-chair. She has previously served the chapter as secretary and communications chair.
Vice President and Programs Co-Chair: Scott Kozak, Director of Investor Relations at General Moly, Inc. (NYSE: MKT, TSX: GMO). Kozak joins the board as vice president and programs co-chair.
Vice President and Programs Co-Chair: Karen Winkler, Director of Investor Relations for Golden Minerals Company (NYSE MKT: AUMN, TSX: AUM). Winkler is newly elected as vice president and programs co-chair for the chapter.
Vice President and Membership Chair: Heathe Cooper, Regional Manager, Rocky Mountain area, for Curran & Connors, Inc. Cooper is returning to the board for her third year as vice president and membership chair. She previously served the chapter as sponsorship chair and volunteered on the Golden Summit Award Committee.
Vice President and Sponsorship Chair: Greg Bensen, Director of Investor Relations for QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE: QEP). Bensen is newly elected to the board as vice president and sponsorship chair.
Vice President and Secretary: Kathleen Marvin, Director, Investor Relations for CSG Systems International (NASDAQ: CSGS). Marvin is returning for a second term as vice president and secretary for the chapter.
Vice President and Communications Chair: Jennifer Almquist, President and Owner of Ivy Street Advisory, LLC. Almquist is joining the board for her first year as vice president and communications chair.
Vice President and Officer at Large: Greer Aviv, Senior Manager of Investor Relations at Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW). Aviv is returning to the board to serve a second term as officer at large.
Vice President and Officer at Large: Ann Scott, Director, Investor Relations for Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL). Scott is newly elected as officer at large for the chapter.
Board Director: Brenda Bell, Regional Manager for Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company. Bell 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.
Board Director: Suzanne Brink, Manager of Investor Relations for Royal Gold (NASDAQ: RGLD, TSX: RGL). Brink served as president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter following her two years as secretary and communications chair. She also participated on the Membership Committee in 2005 and served as treasurer in 2001. Brink is also the 2011 recipient of the National Investor Relations Institute scholarship from the University of Michigan covering the Theory and Practice of Investor Relations.
Board Director: Derek Cole, President of Investor Relations Advisory Solutions. Cole served on the NIRI National Board of Directors from 2008 through 2012, including his position as chairman in 2012. He also served as chairman of the Working Group on Financial Disclosure for NIRI’s Standards of Practice for Investor Relations and as co-chairman of the national steering committee for the NIRI BioPharma Roundtable. Cole is a former president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter and also served as programs chair, secretary and communications chair.
Board Director: Linda Dellett, Partner with IGNITE Public Relations and Investor Relations Consulting. Dellett has served as the president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter, as well as programs chair, membership chair, secretary and volunteer coordinator.
Board Director: Karen Gross, former Vice President & Corporate Secretary for Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLD, TSX: RGL). Gross is a former director of the NIRI National Board of Directors and also served as president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter for three years. She previously served the chapter as treasurer, secretary, and program chair.
Board Director: Deborah Kelly, Partner with Genesis Incorporated. Kelly is a former president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter. She also served on the NIRI National Board of Directors.
Board Director: Karla Kimrey, Vice President of Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD). Kimrey has served the chapter as president, secretary, programs chair and membership chair.
Board Director: Jane Okun Bomba, Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability, Investor Relations and Communications Officer for IHS (NYSE: IHS). Okun Bomba is a director of the NIRI National Board of Directors and has served the Rocky Mountain Chapter as president, program chair, membership chair and treasurer.
Board Director: Andy Schulz, Vice President of Investor Relations for IHS (NYSE: IHS). Schulz has held the offices of president, treasurer and program co-chair with the Rocky Mountain Chapter.
Board Director: Wendy Yang, Vice President of Investor Relations for Coeur Mining Inc. (NYSE: CDE, TSX: CDM). Yang has served the chapter as president, program co-chair and treasurer.
About the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute
The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute represents most of the major public companies in the Rocky Mountain region with a membership that averages about 95 corporate practitioners, IR consultants and IR-related service providers. The chapter holds regular monthly meetings and special events featuring experts on leading issues affecting publicly traded companies and the investor relations profession. For more information on the Rocky Mountain Chapter, please visit our website at www.rockyniri.org.
About the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)
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.
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