NIRI New York Chapter Elects New Board Leadership for 2018-2019 Season at Annual Meeting | Financial Buzz

NIRI New York Chapter Elects New Board Leadership for 2018-2019 Season at Annual Meeting

The New York Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI
NY) held its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 19, at which it announced
the newly elected Chapter Officers and Directors for the 2018-2019 term
and recapped the highlights of a successful 2017-2018 season.

“It has been a privilege to serve as President of NIRI-NY during the
past year. This season we hosted a range of programs with marquee
speakers, including Vanguard CEO Bill McNabb, Whole Foods CEO John
Mackey, and Brighthouse President and CEO, Eric Steigerwalt,” said
Rebecca “Becky” Updegraph, outgoing President of NIRI-NY and Senior
Executive Interviewer, Rivel Research. “I am excited that Katie Royce
will assume the role as chapter president this season to further build
on our foundation, innovate our programs and develop our membership
alongside the evolving role of investor relations. During Katie’s tenure
on the board, she has been instrumental in the development and execution
of the chapter’s strategy and goals through her contributions on the
Membership, Programs and Communications committees.”

Newly elected NIRI-NY Board President, Katie Royce, commented, “The
NIRI-NY Board is looking forward to bringing value to our members
through another year of strong educational programming and a variety of
networking opportunities to advance the investor relations profession as
well as our members’ professional development. We would also like to
thank outgoing board members David Collins, Corey Kinger, and Theresa
Molloy for their years of service on the board and significant
contributions to the chapter.”

Incoming members of the 2018-2019 NIRI-NY board of directors are:

Darin Arita, Senior Vice President, Head of Investor Relations,
Prudential Financial – Vice President, Membership

Deborah Belevan, Vice President, Investor Relations, Hudson Group – Vice
President, Partnerships

Alexandra Deignan, Director, Head of Investor Relations, Lazard, –
Executive Vice President, Programs

Lauren Gojkovich, Principal, CamberView Partners – Vice President,

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

Laura Kiernan, Senior Vice President Investor Relations, Ubiquiti
Networks – Vice President, Programs

MaryKate McGilley, Vice President, Corporate Access & Client Services,
Baird – Vice President, Membership

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

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

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

Rebecca Updegraph, Senior Executive Interviewer, Rivel Research – Vice
President, NIRI NY NextGen

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

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

Deb Wasser, Vice President, Investor Relations, Etsy – Vice President,

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

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
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