President’s Letter


September 7, 2017

Fellow NIRI Twin Cities Chapter Members,

Welcome to the NIRI Twin Cities chapter. It is truly an honor to serve as our chapter’s President for the 2017-2018 program year. I have been a member of NIRI and the Twin Cities chapter for over ten years and have benefited greatly from the professional development and networking opportunities that our chapter provides. I look forward to working together with our other chapter officers and directors to continue to deliver high quality programs and resources for our members.

I’m happy to be joined on this year’s Board by many other talented and experienced investor relations professionals. As you know, all of our chapter’s officer and directors are volunteers who give generously of their time to ensure the success of our chapter.

NIRI Twin Cities Chapter Officers and Directors for the 2017-2018 Program Year

  • President Elect – Heide Erickson, Capella
  • Treasurer – Olga Guteneva, Xcel Energy
  • VP, Sponsorship – Josh Williams, Ipreo
  • VP, Membership – Darin Norman, Xcel Energy
  •  Membership Committee – Anton Pshon, Mosaic
  • Programs Committee – Peggy James, Polaris
  • Programs Committee – Lori Lauber, Wells Fargo
  • Programs Committee – Jenny Knudson, Polymet Mining
  • Programs Committee – Tony Riter, 3M
  • At-Large Director and Advocacy Ambassador – Frank Milano, Strategic Investor Relations
  • At-Large Director – Bernadette McCormick, Business Wire
  • At-Large Director – Jack Nielsen, Cardiovascular Systems
  • At-Large Director – Laura Gagnon, Mosaic
  •  At-Large Director – Justin Horstman, TCF Financial

I would also like to thank our sponsors for the last 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 and adding new partners throughout the year.

NIRI Twin Cities Sponsors for the 2016-2017 Program Year

  • S & P Global Market Intelligence – Platinum Sponsor
  • New York Stock Exchange – Platinum Sponsor
  • Business Wire – Platinum Sponsor
  • Corbin Advisors – Gold Sponsor
  • Ipreo – Gold Sponsor
  • ModernIR – Gold Sponsor
  • NASDAQ – Gold Sponsor
  • Q4 – Gold Sponsor
  • Broadridge – Silver Sponsor
  • Alpha-Sense – Golf Event Sponsor
  • Bloomberg – Golf Event Sponsor
  • Wells Fargo – Golf Event Sponsor

We will kick off our program year on September 21 with a terrific presentation featuring Rich Barry from the New York Stock Exchange. Our Board is putting together a great line-up of presentations and networking events for the remainder of the year. I encourage all of our members to attend our monthly programs and I look forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming events.

Our chapter’s first goal is to meet the needs of our members, so we are always interested in your feedback. If you have any suggestions for future programs, ideas for how we can improve the chapter, or any other comments, please feel free to contact me or any of our chapter officers and directors.

Thank you again for the opportunity to serve as our chapter’s President.

Jeff Huebschen