ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 3, 2020) - Eleven investor relations professionals have received the Investor Relations Charter (IRC®) credential awarded by the Certification Council of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). 
This class of successful candidates completed the IRC examinations offered in March or June. A list of this new IRC class is included at the end of this news release. So far, 204 IR counselors and IR professionals from 147 publicly held companies have earned the IRC credential. They represent nine countries on four continents. 
"Congratulations to the IR practitioners who passed the IRC exam this year amid the challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic," said NIRI President and CEO Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE. "Their commitment to the IR profession is an inspiration to all of us." 
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 exam applications for the November 1-30 testing window. The initial application deadline is September 19. The final application deadline is October 17. Information and applications are available on NIRI's website:
The value of the IRC certification extends beyond the initial testing and successfully passing the exam. The value comes from the dedication to continue to learn new skills, knowledge, competencies, and best practices. This is why maintaining certification is crucial for professional growth.
NIRI is accepting renewal applications for IRC certifications expiring on December 31, 2020. Please visit the Certification Resources Library to download the renewal program handbook and other materials.
Maintaining an active IRC status documents that the skills and knowledge of the IRC holder reflect the current best practices and accepted standards of the investor relations practice.
March-June 2020 IRC Class
  • Yen-Ting (Tina) Chang, IRC
  • Katherine Durant, IRC
  • Matthew Joseph Lazzaro, IRC
  • Karen D. Litzler-Hollier, IRC
  • Jonathan B. Mairs, IRC
  • John C. McNamara, IRC
  • Ahmed Mohy Sabry, IRC
  • Terri Anne Powers, IRC
  • Gary F. Santo, Jr., IRC
  • Brian S. Siegel, IRC
  • Randy A. Wilson, 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. 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. 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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