NIRI Dallas*Fort Worth Chapter Receives Awards at the 2011 NIRI Annual Conference

DALLAS (June 22, 2011) – The Dallas*Fort Worth (D*FW) Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), consisting of more than 100 members representing public companies throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area and surrounding region, received two awards at the NIRI Chapter Leadership Awards Dinner on June 11, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.  The awards banquet was held during the 2011 NIRI Annual Conference, the largest and most comprehensive professional development conference for investor relations practitioners in the world.

The NIRI D*FW Chapter won the NIRI Chairman’s Award for chapters that demonstrate the most innovative and creative programming. The NIRI D*FW Chapter held a variety of successful events in 2010-2011, including monthly continuing professional education programs, seasonal networking events and a professional development workshop that focused on the multi-tasking job of IROs.

In addition, LeeAnne Sexton earned the Individual Chapter Leadership Award for her efforts as the NIRI D*FW Chapter’s vice president of Programs during the 2010-2011 programming year.
“Lee Anne joined the NIRI D*FW Chapter in 2010 and immediately jumped in with both feet, pulling together a diverse and interesting calendar of events,” said Hala Elsherbini, D*FW chapter president and SVP/COO of Halliburton Investor Relations.  “It was an exciting program year, and Lee Anne managed it all with enthusiasm and efficiency.”

“Considering the commendable job Lee Anne did as VP of programs last year, I am very pleased that she agreed to help lead the D*FW chapter as executive vice president through this next year,” said President-elect Brent Anderson, VP of Investors Relations for Meritage Homes.

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 100 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

NIRI D*FW Chapter VP Communications
Geralyn Maher DeBusk
HIR (Halliburton Investor Relations)