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NIRI New York Chapter Celebrates 2016-2017 Season Achievements at Annual Meeting


The New York Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI
NY) held its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 20, at which it announced
the newly elected Chapter Officers and Directors for the 2017-2018 term
and recapped the highlights of a successful 2016-2017 season.

"It has been a privilege to serve as President of NIRI-NY during the
past two years. This season we hosted insightful programs covering
emerging issues, which attracted over 900 professionals, and established
the NIRI New York NextGen initiative as a valuable resource to those new
to the field of investor relations," said Theresa Molloy, outgoing
President of NIRI-NY and Vice President, Prudential Financial, Inc. "I
am excited that Rebecca "Becky" Updegraph will assume the role as
chapter president this season to further strengthen our foundation,
innovate our programs and develop our membership alongside the evolving
role of investor relations. During Becky's tenure on the board, she has
been instrumental in the development and execution of the chapter's
programs and goals."

Newly elected NIRI-NY Board President, Rebecca Updegraph, commented,
"The NIRI-NY Board is looking forward to another successful year in
providing educational programming and networking opportunities to
advance the investor relations profession as well as our members'
professional development. We would also like to thank outgoing board
member Pat Tracey for his nine years of service on the board and
significant contributions to the chapter over the past 15 years."

Incoming members of the 2017-2018 NIRI-NY board of directors are:

Darin Arita, Senior Vice President, Voya Financial – Executive Vice
President, Programs

David C. Collins, Managing Director, Catalyst IR –Vice President,

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

Lauren Gojkovich, Principal, CamberView Partners – Vice President,

Alan Katz, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Conduent Inc. – Executive
Vice President, Partnerships

Corey Kinger, Associate Managing Director, Brainerd Communicators, Inc.
Vice President, Secretary

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

Katie Royce, Senior Director of Investor Relations, Cognizant Technology
Solutions, Inc. –Vice President, Communications

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

Neil Stewart, Vice President IR Advisory, Citi – Vice President,

Rebecca Updegraph, Senior Executive Interviewer, Rivel Research – President

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

Felicia Vonella, Executive Director Investor Relations, Acorda
Therapeutics – Vice President, Partnerships

Deb Wasser, Executive Vice President, Edelman Financial Communications –Vice
President, NIRI NextGen

The NIRI New York Chapter recently received the NIRI Chair's Award of
Excellence at the NIRI Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in Orlando during
the 2017 NIRI National Conference. NIRI-NY members MaryKate McGilley and
Allison Monat were 2017 NIRI Individual Leadership Award winners and
NIRI Chapter Team Award winners included Mark Eckstein, Sherif
el-Azzazi, Tanya Kamatu, MaryKate McGilley, and Allison Monat. New this
year, the NIRI Chapter Team Award was established to recognize the
exceptional work of chapter leaders who worked as a successful team with
demonstrable results in program planning, membership initiatives, or
other worthy endeavors that benefit chapter members.

Details regarding New York Chapter membership and benefits are available
in the ‘Join' section of

About NIRI-NY: (

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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NY Group

Twitter: @niri_ny

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