ALEXANDRIA, VA – Thirteen investor relations (IR) professionals have received the Investor Relations Charter (IRC®) credential awarded by the Certification Council of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). 

Representing the 11th class of IRC credential holders, there are now are 191 IRC holders worldwide. The latest class of successful candidates completed the IRC examination offered in November. A complete list of this new IRC class is included at the end of this news release.

“Congratulations to the IR practitioners who recently passed the IRC exam,” said NIRI President and CEO Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE. “They should be commended for their commitment to the IR profession and for making this investment in their careers.” 

The IRC program is dedicated to advancing the practice of investor relations and the professional competency and stature of IR professionals. To be eligible to earn and maintain the IRC credential, candidates must meet educational and professional experience requirements, adhere to the IRC Code of Conduct and to NIRI’s Code of Ethics, pass the IRC exam, and participate in ongoing professional development activities.

NIRI is now accepting applications for the March 14-21, 2020, testing window. Information and applications are available on NIRI’s website: January 25 is the initial application deadline for the March exam.  

NIRI also is accepting renewal applications for IRC certifications expiring on December 31, 2019. Please visit the Certification Resources Library to download the renewal program handbook, sample renewal application, and other materials.

November 2019 IRC Class

  • Aly Bonilla, IRC
  • Bill Cimino, IRC
  • Melanie Dambre, IRC
  • Rebecca P. Gardy, IRC
  • Thomas Kiehn, IRC
  • Christopher C. King, IRC
  • Traci Mangini, IRC
  • Ricardo Martinez, IRC
  • Jennifer I. McNealey, IRC
  • Christian Pikul, IRC
  • Ramesh Shettigar, IRC
  • Matt Tractenberg, IRC
  • Ruth E. Venning, IRC

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 3,000 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. 

Contact: Ted Allen, 703-562-7681,