President’s Letter

January 2020

Fellow NIRI Twin Cities Chapter Members,

Welcome to the NIRI Twin Cities chapter. It is an honor to serve as your chapter’s President for the past two years. I have been a member of NIRI and the Twin Cities chapter for over twenty years and have benefited greatly from the professional development and networking opportunities that this chapter offers.

Your board, which consists of seventeen IR professionals this year, will continue to serve to your IR needs through delivery of high-quality programs and resources. We welcome your ideas for monthly program topics, as well as suggestions on how our chapter can both enhance your experience and increase the value of being a NIRI Twin Cities member. Please feel free to reach out to any of us as we work together to deliver you the very best.

The NIRI Twin Cities board includes the following talented and experienced investor relations professionals who generously volunteer their time to ensure the chapter’s success.

NIRI Twin Cities Chapter Officers and Directors for the 2019-2020 Program Year

  • Treasurer – Tim Sedabres, TCF Financial
  • VP, Sponsorship – Brad Pogalz, Donaldson Company
  • VP, Sponsorship – Andrew Hedberg, Ecolab Inc. 
  • VP, Membership – Darin Norman, Xcel Energy 
  • VP, Membership – Brooks Rennie, TCF Financial 
  • VP, Programs Co-Chair – Peggy James, Polaris Industries 
  • VP, Programs Co-Chair – Adrienne Brausen, C.H. Robinson 
  • Programs Committee—Lisa Clemens, Cargill 
  • Programs Committee – Sam Gibbons, Vireo Health, Inc. 
  • Programs Committee – Kelly Reisdorf, Vista Outdoor, Inc. 
  • Programs Committee (Events)– Emily Ryan, EQ Shareowner  
  • Programs Committee (Events) -Lori Lauber, Broadridge Financial 
  • Advocacy Ambassador – Tim Sedabres, TCF Financial 
  • Director At-Large – Jack Nielsen, Cardiovascular Systems 
  • Director At-Large – William Seymour, Entegris, Inc. 
  • Executive Committee – Justin Horstman, TCF Financial

I would also like to thank our sponsors for the recent program year. These sponsors provide great support to our chapter without which we would not be able to do what we do. We look forward to continuing our relationships with these valued sponsors, as well as adding new partners throughout the year.

2019 – 2020 Sponsors

  • Alliance Advisors 
  • AST Financial 
  • Broadridge 
  • Business Wire 
  • Corbin Advisors 
  • Equiniti 
  • IHS Markit 
  • Modern IR 
  • Nasdaq 
  • NYSE 
  • Q4 
  • Rivel Research

As this year unfolds, I encourage you to consider volunteering to serve on the NIRI Twin Cities board. It is truly the camaraderie, friendship, and support for each other that builds lifelong friendships professionally and personally. Join us!

Thank you again for the opportunity to serve as your chapter President. It is a privilege.


Bernadette S. McCormick
Business Wire Minneapolis Regional Manager