ALEXANDRIA, VA, Feb. 27, 2020 – The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) today announced that Tabitha Zane will serve as the Chair of the 2020 NIRI Senior Roundtable (SRT) Steering Committee, and Katie Royce will serve as Vice Chair.
 
Zane is Vice President, Investor Relations for TopBuild Corp.  She has served on the SRT Steering Committee since 2018, and in many other NIRI volunteer leadership roles including as a member of the NIRI national Board of Directors, as Chair of the NIRI Ethics Council, various development and leadership committees for the Investor Relations Charter® credential including the IRC® Certification Council, as Co-Chair of the NIRI Annual Conference Committee, and as an officer and director for several NIRI chapters.
 
Royce is Global Head of Investor Relations for Cognizant Technology Solutions. She has served on the SRT Steering Committee since 2019, as well as in other NIRI volunteer leadership roles including the NIRI national Board of Directors, as an officer and director for the NIRI New York chapter, and as a member of the NIRI Annual Conference Committee.
 
Joining the SRT Steering Committee in 2020 are: Neal Goldner, Vice President, Investor Relations, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp.; Deborah Pawlowski, IRC, CEO, Kei Advisors LLC; Nicole Russell, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Primerica, Inc.; and Brook Wootton, IRC, Vice President, Investor Relations, InfraREIT, Inc. The full 2020 SRT Steering Committee is listed below.
 
The NIRI Senior Roundtable Steering Committee defines and develops compelling and engaging experiences for SRT events, facilitates SRT networking, and works to broaden SRT awareness.
 
The SRT Steering Committee’s work culminates each year with the SRT Annual Meeting, which will take place at the Fairmont Austin, Austin, TX, December 2-4, 2020.
 
NIRI President and CEO, Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE, said, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Tabitha and Katie to these important SRT leadership roles. It is through this type of selfless volunteering that the SRT, and NIRI more broadly at both the national and local levels continue to deliver member value and enables NIRI to thrive. Thank you, Tabitha and Katie!”
 
LaBranche continued, “I also extend my thanks and appreciation to all members of our 2019 SRT Steering Committee class for their volunteer service over the past three years culminating in the SRT’s silver anniversary this past year. This includes outgoing SRT Steering Committee Chair, Idalia Rodriguez, Partner and Senior Advisor of Arbor Advisory Group; Jerry Sisitsky, Vice President of Investor Relations, ZoomInfo; and Matthew Stroud, Vice President, Investor Relations, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc.”
 
NIRI 2020 Senior Roundtable Steering Committee
  • Tabitha Zane, Chair, Vice President, Investor Relations, TopBuild
  • Katie Royce, CFA, Vice Chair, Global Head of Investor Relations, Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Neal Goldner, Vice President, Investor Relations, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp.
  • Carol Murray-Negron, President, Equanimity, Inc.
  • Deborah Pawlowski, IRC, CEO, Kei Advisors LLC
  • Nicole Russell, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Primerica, Inc.
  • Pamela Styles, Principal & Founder, Next Level Investor Relations
  • Chris Stent, Executive Managing Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Finance, JLL
  • Edward Vallejo, IRC, Vice President, Investor Relations, American Water
  • Brook Wootton, IRC, Board Director, National Investor Relations Institute
Special SRT Steering Committee members include Melissa Plaisance, NIRI Board Chair, and Group Vice President Treasury & Investor Relations, Albertsons Companies, and Gary LaBranche, President and CEO, NIRI.
 
The NIRI Senior Roundtable was formed in November 1994 to respond to the needs and interest of NIRI's growing number of senior-level members. More information, including SRT membership eligibility and how to apply, is available at www.niri.org/srt.

 
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. The largest professional investor relations association in the world, NIRI’s more than 3,000 members represent over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization.  T
hrough 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, tallen@niri.org