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

Representing the 10th class of IRC credential holders, there are now are 178 IRC holders worldwide, who include IR professionals from 123 public companies. They represent seven countries on three continents. The latest class of successful candidates completed the IRC examination offered in June. A complete list of this new IRC class is included at the end of this news release.

“Congratulations to the IR professionals who just passed the IRC exam,” said NIRI President and CEO Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE. “I’m pleased that they made this commitment to the IR profession and earned the IRC during NIRI’s 50th anniversary year.” 

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. IRC holders may now earn professional development unit (PDU) credits by attending educational events hosted by IR Magazine

In addition, NIRI has introduced several enhancements to the IRC program, including a new sample exam, an IRC ROI Toolkit, and a paperless application/renewal process. 

NIRI is now accepting applications to sit for the November 16-23, 2019, testing window. Program information and applications are available on the NIRI website: September 21 is the application deadline for the November exam. 


June 2019 IRC Class

Megan Fenton Donner, IRC

Mac Schmitz, IRC

Dennis E. McDaniel, IRC

Daniel P. McMahon, IRC

Leung Shu Tak, 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 3,300 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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