Recognizing Talent in the Investor Relations Community


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

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.
Nomination Process
A call for nominations takes place each winter. Nominations are currently closed.

For questions, please contact Robin Kite, VP, Membership and Chapter Services at 703-562-7674.

Award Recipients by Class Year