National Investor Relations Institute Names 2017 NIRI Fellow
NIRI Fellows Recognition Program Honors Distinguished Investor Relations Professionals
 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) today announced that its new 2017 NIRI Fellow is Margo C. Happer, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Wyndham Worldwide.
The NIRI Fellows Recognition Program honors NIRI members who have distinguished themselves through their leadership within NIRI as well as the professional standards to which they have abided and their involvement and contributions to the IR profession throughout their careers. Those selected as “NIRI Fellows” are highly engaged individuals who have elevated the profession throughout their careers and whose sustained commitment has led to continued service as subject-matter experts and leaders in education, selection-committee participants, authors, and thought leaders within the Institute and the field of investor relations.
“On behalf of the 2017 Fellows Selection Committee, it gives me great pleasure to announce Margo Happer’s selection as a NIRI Fellow,” said Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE, President and Chief Executive Officer of NIRI. “Margo represents all that this program is designed to recognize: exemplary leadership within NIRI and in the IR profession, a long-term commitment to selfless volunteer service throughout our organization, recognized thought leadership, and more. She now joins a select group of only 24 individuals who have earned the prestigious Fellows designation since the program’s inception in 2013. We look forward to honoring her at the NIRI 2017 Annual Conference in Orlando, June 4-7.”
Valerie Haertel, IRC, NIRI Board Chair said, “Margo has been a NIRI member since 1991 and has contributed extensively to NIRI and the IR community. Among her accomplishments, Margo served as President of the New York chapter in 1997, as a NIRI Annual Conference Co-Chair in 2002, as a NIRI Board member from 2002 to 2006 and as Chair of the Senior Roundtable in 2016. When I served as NIRI’s Board liaison to the Senior Roundtable in 2016, I observed Margo’s incredible leadership skills, dedication and drive for excellence which resulted in one of NIRI’s most highly-rated and well-attended conferences. As a well-established thought leader in our profession for many years and someone who has given back to the community throughout her career, it is my honor to welcome Margo to the distinguished group of NIRI Fellows.”

More information about the NIRI Fellows Recognition Program, including a list of those on whom this honor has been bestowed, 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.

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