ALEXANDRIA, VA (April 12, 2021) -- The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) today announced its 2021 class of NIRI Fellows.

“On behalf of the 2021 Fellows Selection Committee, I am pleased to announce these eight new Fellows and highlight their ongoing service to the IR community,” said NIRI President & CEO Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE. 

The NIRI Fellows Program recognizes distinguished professionals who demonstrate leadership, integrity, involvement, and IR knowledge while advancing or supporting the investor relations profession.  NIRI Fellows are called to continued service as leaders, mentors, content distributors, and ambassadors of NIRI and investor relations.

NIRI 2021 Fellows

  • Remy Bernarda, IRC, Partner, IR Advisory Solutions 
  • Alexandra Deignan, Head of Investor Relations, Lazard Ltd
  • David Dragics, former Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, CACI International Inc.
  • Shep Dunlap, Vice President of Investor Relations, Mondelēz International
  • Joseph Hassett, Senior Vice President, Gregory FCA
  • Felise Kissell, Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs, Aramark
  • Deborah Pawlowski, IRC, Chairman and CEO, Kei Advisors LLC 
  • Mark Warren, IRC, Vice President, Investor Relations, Vulcan Materials Company

In September 2019, NIRI's Board of Directors voted to strengthen the Fellows program to recognize exceptional mid-career Regular and Associate Members for their ongoing contributions to NIRI and the IR community. NIRI plans to celebrate the 2021 Class of Fellows during its 2021 Virtual Conference on June 22-23.

More information about the NIRI Fellows Program can be found at

About the National Investor Relations Institute
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 2,800 members represent over 1,350 publicly held companies and $7 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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