Recognizing Talent in the Investor Relations Community


NIRI: The Association for Investor Relations encourages and recognizes the most talented young individuals in the investor relations community through its Rising Leaders Under 40 Program. This Rising Leaders Under 40 Program recognizes young professionals who have made noticeable contributions to their companies and the overall IR profession.

Nominations for the 2024 Class of Rising Leaders Under 40 is now Open

Rising Leaders Under 40 candidates are not required to be a NIRI member, however they must have at least two of the following qualifications:
  • Outstanding engagement in community activities.
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership within the organization or professional association.
  • Provided collegial and supportive efforts for a NIRI National program, publication or project or was engaged in a meaningful way in serving IR professionals.
  • 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 or other professional certification.

How do I nominate someone?
Nominations will be accepted until March 8, 2024.

Here is the link to submit the online Nomination Form and to download the Additional Nomination Comments Form.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Robin Kite, VP, Membership and Chapter Services at 703-562-7674.

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