NIRI Dallas*Fort Worth Elects 2011-2012 Officers and Directors

DALLAS (June 23, 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 Dallas-Fort Worth and the surrounding region, has announced the election of officers for the 2011-2012 chapter year.

The full slate of new chapter officers and directors includes:  



2010-2011 Board Position

Brent Anderson

Meritage Homes Corporation


Hala Elsherbini

Halliburton Investor Relations

Past President

Lee Anne Sexton

RR Donnelley Global Capital Markets

Executive Vice President

Sarah Jager

Business Wire

Vice President, Programs

Geralyn DeBusk

Halliburton Investor Relations

Vice President, Communications

Nick Kenig

Thomson Reuters

Vice President, Professional Development

Kelly Sargent

Capstead Mortgage

Vice President, Membership

Jim Mathias


Vice President, Treasurer

Mike Conley

Behringer Harvard, Inc.

Director At-Large

Tim Bley

Curran & Connors, Inc.

Director At-Large




 The new officers began their board year on June 1.

“Our primary responsibility and challenge is to ensure that we provide value to our members and their companies by leveraging the resources offered by NIRI National and our local leaders,” said Brent Anderson, the 2011-2012 NIRI D*FW Chapter president. “We encourage input and active participation from our members, and will strive to adapt our program to attract members and advance the practice of investor relations.”

Next Chapter Event
The new board will be hosting a summer 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 3,500 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)