ALEXANDRIA, VA (July 6, 2020) – The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) today announced the 2020 class of its “40 Under 40” recognition program, which honors the most talented young individuals in the investor relations community. 
The 40 Under 40 Program recognizes young professionals who have made noticeable contributions to their companies, NIRI chapters, and the capital markets. The list of honorees, who include members from 10 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Mexico, can be found at the end of this press release. 
“This diverse group of outstanding young members will help lead the NIRI into the future,” said NIRI President and CEO Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE. 
The honorees, who were selected by a committee of NIRI Fellows, met at least two of the following qualifications:
  • Outstanding leadership in business.
  • Outstanding engagement in community activities.
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership within a NIRI chapter.
  • Provided collegial and supportive efforts for a NIRI National program or project or was engaged in a meaningful way in serving members.
  • Exceptional growth and development as an IR professional and an aspiration to pursue investor relations as a career.
  • Advancement of NIRI’s public policy agenda.
  • Commitment to NIRI’s Code of Ethics and to advancing best practices in investor relations, corporate disclosure, and informed investing.
  • Attainment of the Investor Relations Charter (IRC®) certification.
NIRI’s 2020 Class of 40 Under 40
  • Mark Alexee, Managing Partner, TSR Concepts LLC
  • Louis Baltimore, Head of Investor Relations, Nectar Equities
  • Grant Bartucci, Corporate Access Origination & Research, Point72 Asset Management
  • Jonathan Beigle, Manager, Investor Relations, Newmont Corporation
  • Adrienne Brausen, Senior Associate, Investor Relations, C.H. Robinson
  • Nicole Briguet, Account Supervisor, Financial Communications & Capital Markets, Edelman
  • Adam Bromley, Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Director of IR, Boston Private Financial Holdings
  • Katie Burke, Analyst, Investor Relations, Twitter
  • Deborah (Deb) Coffman, Manager, External Communications, Summit Materials, Inc.
  • Brandon Day, Manager, Investor Relations, Whiting Petroleum Corporation
  • Robert Debs, IRC, Vice President, Finance and IR, Nation's Best Holdings
  • William (Billy) Eckert, Director, Intelligence & Surveillance, Q4
  • Sherif El-Azzazi, IRC, Head of Investor Relations, TerraForm Power
  • Andrea Flynn, Ph.D, Vice President, IR & Corporate Communications, ArcherDX
  • Michaella Gallina, Chief of Staff and Head of IR & Corp. Communications, ViewRay, Inc.
  • Palmira Gerlach, Director, Head of IR, Upwork
  • Amy Jennings, Manager, Investor Relations, Blackbaud, Inc.
  • Alex Jorgensen, Director, Ellipsis
  • Susie Kim, Vice President, Investor Relations & Treasurer, ABM
  • Corey Kinger, Vice President, Investor Relations, Weight Watchers International, Inc.
  • Mie Kuo, Director, Communications & Investor Relations, 22nd Century Group, Inc.
  • Matthew Lazzaro, IRC, Manager, Investor Relations, FNB Corporation
  • Jeff Magids, Senior Director, Finance & IR, SilverBow Resources
  • Ricardo Martinez, IRC, Head of Investor Relations, Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua
  • Emily Mohr, Investor Relations, Chimera Investment Corporation
  • Rodney Nelson, Head of Investor Relations, CarGurus, Inc.
  • Emily Newport, Senior Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations, Indigo Natural Resources
  • Esohe Denise Odaro, Head of Investor Relations, IFC (International Finance Corporation)
  • Kim Pinyopusarerk, IRC, Investor Relations Advisor, Callon Petroleum Company
  • Brandon Potthoff, Manager, Investor Relations and Global Financial Risk, Ball Corporation
  • Michael Rosen, Head of Capital Markets Engagement, CEO Investor Forum, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose® (CECP)
  • Shannon Tatz, Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations, PROS, Inc.
  • Esther Tehrani, formerly with T-Mobile US
  • Felipe Ucros, Senior Vice President, Gladstone Place Partners
  • Hunter Wells, Vice President, Century Communities
  • Kevin White, Senior Manager, Investor Relations, CDW
  • Alexander (Alex) Whitelam, IRC, Senior Manager, Investor Relations, AMETEK, Inc.
  • Randy Wilson, Director, Terex Corporation
  • Dylan Yaworski, Manager, Research & Analytics, Corbin Advisors
  • Maximilian Zimmermann, IRC, President, INARI

About the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)
Founded in 1969, the National Investor Relations Institute ( 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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