BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Boston Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI Boston) today announced its Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 programming year. Officers and committee members are as follows:
“The NIRI Boston chapter comprises a strong and diverse community of investor relations professionals representing a broad range of industries, company sizes and backgrounds”
Officers and Committee Chairs:
President – Meredith
Kaya, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
President-Elect – Jeanne Hess, Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.
Treasurer – Mark Namaroff, Analogic Corporation
Past President – Martha Schaefer (2012-2013 season)
Christine Simeone, Lois Paul and Partners
“The NIRI Boston chapter comprises a strong and diverse community of investor relations professionals representing a broad range of industries, company sizes and backgrounds,” said NIRI Boston President Meredith Kaya. “The goal of our board is to engage and educate our members through informative programs about the current state of affairs in investor relations, relevant issues affecting public companies, and evolving best practices within our profession. With much appreciation to our members, sponsors and volunteers, I look forward to leading an incredibly committed and passionate board and to another successful year for the Boston chapter.”
The season will kick off with its first meeting on Monday, September 23 at 5:00 p.m. ET at the Boston Seaport Hotel. Attendees will enjoy networking with other IR colleagues, cocktails and a dinner featuring a fireside chat with NIRI National President and CEO Jeff Morgan moderated by Former NIRI Chairman and Honorary NIRI Boston Director Maureen Wolff. Topics of discussion will include:
- NIRI's petition to the SEC for 13(f) disclosure reform
- The certainty of stepped-up corporate disclosure requirements
- The potential for greater regulation of proxy advisory firms
- The probability that the JOBS Act will spur IPOs
- The growing influence of shareholder activism
- The creation of an IR Certification program
About NIRI Boston
Established in 1970, the Boston Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI Boston) is one of the largest and oldest chapters of NIRI, a professional association of investor relations practitioners, corporate officers and consultants responsible for strategic communication among corporate management, the investing public and the financial community. Members of NIRI Boston represent public and private companies throughout New England from all major industrial markets and stock exchanges.