About NIRI Committees

Committees play an essential role in NIRI's operations. Members are encouraged to join a committee to contribute to NIRI's most important initiatives, from building educational resources to engaging on advocacy issues affecting the entire investor relations profession. 

Volunteers are the lifeblood of NIRI - we sincerely thank our committee members, both past and present, for their time, dedication, and service to the IR profession. 

Applying for a Committee - Apply Now

The application for 2023-2024 committee positions is now open. Applications for the 2023-2024 term are open until August 30, 2023. Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their submission in September.  

Current NIRI Committees*


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors shall establish direction for the Institute, serve as a policy-making body for issues affecting the Institute and the conduct of investor relations, provide strategic planning for the long-term interests of the Institute and oversee the operation of the Institute's staff. Four (4) directors shall be elected each year. Each member director shall hold office for a four-year term. 

Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee provides stewardship of NIRI's advocacy agenda, advises on strategy formation, helps to evaluate proposals, and suggest responses, engages in regulator and legislative advocacy efforts, and encourages members to participate in advocacy activities. 

Annual Conference Committee (currently recruiting)

The Annual Conference Committee (ACC) plays a vital role in developing the educational offerings of the NIRI Annual Conference. The ACC advises on the selection and development of educational content and works to advance the practice of investor relations through NIRI's signature event. 

Certification Council

The Certification Council shall maintain the Investor Relations Charter (IRC)®, govern all certification program activities and oversee all certification committees and workgroups operating under established policies and procedures.

Editorial Advisory Committee (currently recruiting)

The purpose of the Editorial Advisory Committee (EAC) is to help make NIRI's flagship and award-winning publication, IR Update magazine, a compelling and relevant member benefit. The EAC contributes ideas and content to NIRI staff in support of magazine objectives and plans. 

Education Committee (currently recruiting)

The Education Committee has been established to advise on the educational content and provide general input for NIRI's programming. The committee is composed of a diverse group of IR corporate practitioners, counselors, and service providers. 

ESG & Diversity Practices Committee 

The ESG & Diversity Practices Committee has been established to 1) recommend updates and revisions to NIRI's ESG Policy Statement, and 2) continue to advance diversity and inclusion within the Institute and foster a "welcoming environment" within the IR profession.  

Ethics Council

The Ethics Council serves as a sounding-board and mentor to members regarding ethical matters that may arise during their practice - both for investor relations professionals and those providing products and services to the investor relations committee. 

Examination Development Committee (currently recruiting)

The Examination Development Committee is made up of diverse group of volunteers and subject matter experts with extensive knowledge and experience in investor relations. This Committee is responsible for maintaining the IRC examinations and IRC item bank.

Fellows Selection Committee

The NIRI Fellows Program recognizes distinguished NIRI members who epitomize the leadership, integrity, involvement, IR knowledge, and contributions of professionals engaged in, advancing, or supporting the investor relations profession. The Selection Committee members are appointed by the Fellows Selection Committee chair. 

Service Provider Council

The Service Provider Council advises on issues of interest to service providers and on issues facing the investor relations community. Members of the SPC are appointed to specified terms by the Board of Directors on the recommendation of the Board Chair. 

Subject Matter Experts Committee (currently recruiting)

The Subject Matter Experts Committee is comprised of senior investor relations professionals charged with advising on the IR Competency Framework and the IR Body of Knowledge. 

SRT Steering Committee

The SRT Steering Committee is charged with creating compelling and engaging SRT member experiences that foster satisfaction and retention, and ultimately lead to SRT membership growth. 

Think Tank

The NIRI Think Tank is charged with creating thought leadership that will better enable NIRI, IR practitioners and IR stakeholders plan for and respond to the findings of the Think Tank. 

The Think Tank process is expected to inform the development of content, programs, services, and products that will help NIRI to better serve the IR community. 

* = Project-based committees and task forces are created on an as-needed basis.