NIRI D*FW Elects 2010-2011 Officers and Directors

DALLAS (June 8, 2010) – The Dallas*Fort Worth (D*FW) Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), consisting of more than 135 members representing public companies throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, has announced the election of officers for the 2010-2011 chapter year.

The full slate of new chapter officers and directors includes:



2010-2011  Board Position

Hala Elsherbini

Halliburton Investor Relations


Brent Anderson

Meritage Homes Corporation

Executive Vice President

Lee Anne Sexton

Bowne of Dallas

Vice President, Programs

Tim Bley

Curran & Connors, Inc.

Vice President, Communications

Jenny Haynes

JHaynes Communications

Vice President, Professional Development

Stewart Yee

Behringer Harvard, Inc.

Vice President, Membership

Ryan Martinez

Southwest Airlines

Vice President, Treasurer

Veronica B. Marks

DRI Corporation

Past President

Jason Landkamer

Fluor Corporation

Director At-Large

Mike Conley

Behringer Harvard, Inc.

Director At-Large

Kelly Sargent

Capstead Mortgage

Director At-Large

Michelle Anderson

Ensco International

Director At-Large

Nick Kenig

Thomson Reuters

Director At-Large

The new officers began their board year on June 1.

Hala Elsherbini, the 2010-2011 NIRI D*FW Chapter president, said: “One of our primary goals this year is to increase member involvement in the chapter by offering compelling educational programs, hot topic discussions and special programs as well as enjoyable networking events. Our board will work to infuse high-quality chapter programming and develop new ways to engage our membership, one of which will be a new format for our monthly programs to include more after-hour events, varied meeting venues, community service outreach and more interactive programs.”

Next Chapter Event
The new board will be hosting a July kick-off Happy Hour event open to all members and prospective members, so please stay tuned for more details. For more information about NIRI D*FW, upcoming events, or to secure your membership, 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 135 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

Tim Bley, VP Communications