NIRI Dallas*Fort Worth Elects 2009-2010 Officers and Directors

DALLAS (June 19, 2009) – The Dallas*Fort Worth (D*FW) Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), consisting of more than 150 members representing public companies throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, has announced the election of officers for the 2009-2010 chapter year.
 The full slate of new chapter officers and directors includes:  

Veronica Barranco Marks DRI Corporation (NASDAQ: TBUS) President
Hala Elsherbini Halliburton Investor Relations Executive Vice President
Ann Heidger Business Wire Vice President, Communications
Kristi Cooper Peterson Ray & Company Vice President, Programs
Linda English Texas Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TXI) Vice President, Membership
Liz Kline Eisenberg And Associates Vice President, Professional Development
Bob Peterson Alcon Labs (NYSE: ACL) Vice President, Treasurer
Jason Landkamer Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) Director At-Large/Past President
Kathy Costner Formerly with Safety-Kleen, Inc. Director At-Large
Dee Littrell Cash America International, Inc. (NYSE: CSH) Director At-Large
Brent Anderson Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE: MTH) Director At-Large
Jenny Haynes JHaynesCommunications Director At-Large

 The new officers began their board year on June 1.

Veronica Barranco Marks, the 2009-2010 NIRI D*FW Chapter president, said: “For more than 30 years, the NIRI D*FW Chapter has endeavored to provide high quality educational programs and exceptional networking opportunities for both Investor Relations Officers (IROs) and suppliers alike. With the support and expertise of our Board members – and indeed all of our NIRI D*FW Chapter members – I look forward to continuing our work to provide thought-provoking programs and fun-filled social events, as well as to promote the ethical practice of investor relations and the role of the IRO within public companies in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico.”

Next Chapter Event
Members and prospective members are invited to come meet and mingle with the new board at our NIRI D*FW Happy Hour on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Hully & Mo Restaurant on Routh Street in Dallas. Festivities will commence at 6:00 p.m. For more details and to RSVP, please visit

About 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 4,000 members representing 2,000 publicly held companies and $5.4 trillion in stock market capitalization.

About the NIRI D*FW Chapter
The NIRI D*FW Chapter, one of the oldest and largest chapters in the country, has more than 150 members representing most of the major public companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and from surrounding regions and states, including Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico. Our mission is to represent the highest level of investor relations practices and to provide a resource for investor relations professionals located in the Southwest region of the United States. Our chapter holds regular monthly meetings and specially scheduled educational seminars featuring experts on leading issues affecting publicly traded companies and the investor relations profession. For more information, please visit

Ann Heidger, VP Communications