PURPOSE

The NIRI Fellows Program recognizes distinguished NIRI members who epitomize the leadership, integrity, involvement, IR knowledge and contributions of professionals engaged in, advancing or supporting the investor relations profession. NIRI Fellows are called to continued service as leaders, mentors, content distributors and ambassadors of NIRI and investor relations.
 

FELLOWS GOALS

  • Recognize exceptional professional achievement in investor relations and in support of the IR community
  • Identify role models and exemplars of ethical and responsible professionalism
  • Provide a corps of experienced, dedicated and qualified leaders to contribute to the ongoing development of investor relations and the advancement of NIRI’s mission

ELIGIBILITY FOR FELLOWS SELECTION AND EVALUATION CRITERIA

  • Applicants must be nominated by a current member of NIRI. Self-nominations will not be considered.
  • Membership in NIRI for a minimum of ten (10) years is required of all applicants. The following NIRI member categories are eligible to apply: Regular (corporate, counselor) and Associate (service provider).
  • Applications will be evaluated based on each of the following criteria:
  1. individual and organizational performance including
    1. Service as a company’s senior IRO; or management responsibility for an IR consulting team; or as a firm senior partner or equivalent; or management responsibility for a team at an IR service provider firm or equivalent; and
    2. Demonstrated track record of success; and
  2. leadership in the IR community and among peers, such as
    1. Service as a NIRI chapter president or senior board member; and
    2. Service on the National Board of Directors or as Chair or Vice-Chair of a NIRI National committee (such as Annual Conference, Ethics Council, Editorial Advisory Council, Service Provider Council, Advocacy Committee, Senior Roundtable, Developing Leaders Roundtable or IRC committees); and
  3. advancement of the profession, such as
    1. Contributions to IR Update or other NIRI publications, or as a speaker/panelist on NIRI programs, or in a college or university setting, or as an Approved PDU Provider; and
    2. Attainment of the IRC or provide support for the IRC program (e.g. service on the IRC program committees); and
  4. ethical behavior and respect for others and for the profession.
  • Members of the Fellows Selection Committee and the NIRI National Board of Directors are not eligible for selection as NIRI Fellows until the completion of their term of office.

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. Nominations for the 2020 class are due by January 15, 2020. Click here for a Fellows Nomination Form.

MEMBERS OF THE FELLOWS SELECTION COMMITTEE

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