ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) today announced its 2019 class of three new NIRI Fellows.

The NIRI Fellows Recognition Program honors members who epitomize the leadership, integrity, involvement, and contributions of investor relations professionals.  Those selected as “NIRI Fellows” are highly engaged individuals who have elevated the IR profession during their careers and have served as subject-matter experts, authors, and thought leaders within NIRI and the field of investor relations.

“On behalf of the 2019 Fellows Selection Committee, I am pleased to announce the selection of Derek Cole, Jane Okun Bomba, and Elizabeth Saunders as NIRI Fellows,” said Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE, President and CEO of NIRI. “They are part of an impressive group of 31 individuals who have earned NIRI’s highest recognition since the creation of the Fellows program in 2013. We look forward to celebrating their careers and contributions to NIRI at the 2019 Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ, on June 2-5.”

NIRI 2019 Fellows

Derek Cole, President, IR Advisory Solutions
Jane Okun Bomba, President, Saddle Ridge Consulting, LLC
Elizabeth Saunders, Partner, Clermont Partners

More information about the NIRI Fellows Recognition Program, including a list of those who have received this honor, can be found at

About the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)
Founded in 1969, NIRI is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents. NIRI is the largest professional investor relations association in the world with more than 3,300 members representing over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization. Through its collaborative community, NIRI advances engagement in the capital markets and drives best practices in corporate disclosures, governance, and informed investing.

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