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BIA Director Don Allen Named to Inaugural Class of Fellows of the National Investor Relations Institute

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) today announced the inaugural NIRI Fellows class. NIRI Fellows are recognized leaders who represent the ideals of the investor relations (IR) profession.

The NIRI Fellows Recognition Program is a new honorary recognition program distinguishing those living NIRI members who epitomize the leadership, integrity, involvement, and contributions of investor relations professionals. These individuals have made significant contributions to the betterment of the IR profession and NIRI throughout their careers. Those selected as a “NIRI Fellow” are recognized as highly engaged individuals for their contributions to the profession and are called to continued service as content leaders, selection committee participants, authors, and thought leaders in the Institute and field of investor relations. More information about this new program is available here:

“It gives me great pleasure to recognize these distinguished investor relations leaders, and welcome them into our inaugural class of NIRI Fellows. Nominated by their peers, they truly represent the highest standards in the investor relations profession and NIRI community,” said Jeffrey D. Morgan, President and Chief Executive Officer of NIRI. “I look forward to honoring them at the 2013 NIRI Annual Conference in June.”

Inaugural NIRI Fellows
Mark Aaron, Vice President, Investor Relations, Tiffany & Co.
Don Allen, Partner, The Allen Group
Kay Breakstone, President, Breakstone Group. Inc.
Sally Curley, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Cardinal Health, Inc.
Mickey Foster, Vice President, Investor Relations, FedEx Corporation
Len Griehs, Retired Member
Jane McCahon, Vice President – Corporate Relations and Corporate Secretary, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.
Dewitt Morrill, Retired Member, NIRI Founding Member
Mark Steinkrauss, Retired Member
Bina Thompson, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Colgate-Palmolive Company
Karen Warren, Retired Member

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.