PURPOSE

The NIRI Fellows Recognition Program is an honorary recognition program distinguishing those living NIRI members who epitomize the leadership, integrity, involvement, and contributions of investor relations professionals. These individuals have made significant contributions to the betterment of the profession and NIRI throughout their careers. Those selected as a “NIRI Fellow” are recognized as highly engaged individuals for their contributions to the profession and are called to continued service as content leaders, selection committee participants, authors, and thought leaders in the Institute and field of investor relations.

FELLOWS GOALS

  • Recognize IR leaders
  • Highlight the best in IR to those both inside and outside the IR profession 
  • Ensure that IR thought leaders have a continuing role in the profession
  • Provide a platform for these individuals to continue to serve NIRI 

ELIGIBILITY FOR FELLOWS DESIGNATION NOMINATION, EVALUATION CRITERIA

  • Membership in NIRI for a minimum of ten years; open to all member types including corporate, counselor, service provider, academic, and retired
  • Nominations will be evaluated based upon:
    • Individual and organizational performance as an IR professional
    • Involvement within the IR community
    • Leadership in the IR community and among peers
    • Integrity/ethics/respect for others and the profession
    • Innovation/advancement of/within the profession

NOMINATION PROCESS

A call for Fellows Program nominations is announced to the general NIRI membership each winter; nominations may come from individual members, chapters, staff, the NIRI Board of Directors, or the Fellows Selection Committee. Members may also self-nominate. Nominations for the 2020 class are due by January 15, 2020. Click here (PDF) for a Fellows Nomination Form.

MEMBERS OF THE FELLOWS SELECTION COMMITTEE

Lee Ahlstrom, IRC - RigNet, Inc.
Gary LaBranche, FASAE, CAE - NIRI
Carol Murray-Negron - Equanimity, Inc.
Melissa Plaisance - Albertsons Companies
Smooch Reynolds - ZRG Partners, LLC