National Investor Relations Institute D*FW Chapter September News


National Investor Relations Institute

D*FW Chapter

September News




“Technology: Opportunities & Risks in Corporate Governance”


Dennis McQuistion, Director of the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance at the University of Texas at Dallas and host and co-executive producer of the award-winning, syndicated PBS television program “McCUISTION.”


Dennis offered a sneak preview of the Institute’s September 29th day-long seminar of the same title. Given all the recent instances of cyber crime (Sony, Citigroup, Epsilon Data Management, to name a few), the program topic was timely. Discussion also focused on technology changes in investor relations and the greatest challenges for IROs in the current market environment.


Dennis is a former bank CEO who consults with financial institutions and other businesses on top management issues. He facilitates strategic planning sessions, offers advice on financial and leadership issues.




Ernesto Alegria, Denbury Resources

Lyndsay Hannah, Regency Energy Partners

Mark Trinske, Norit Americas


Susan Giles, Atmos Energy Corporation

David Reed, Kimberly-Clark Corporation




10 years: Barry Sievert, Dean Foods Company





October 12, 2011: Breakfast meeting:


Panel discussion on proxy issues—

“Real Situations, Proxy Roadmap and Results”


Moderator:  Peter Casey, Alliance Advisors

(Location TBD)


Wednesday, November 9, 2011: Program TBD


Thursday, December 8, 2011:

Holiday Happy Hour and Silent Auction for Charity Stoneleigh Hotel, Dallas TX





Mark your calendars:

NIRI meetings in general will be held the 2nd Wednesday of each month.


Proxy access proposals coming your way in 2012! The SEC indicated it will allow eligible shareholders to include company-specific proxy access bylaw proposals on proxies beginning in 2012. Check out the ISS blog for more insight.


Secretly Recorded Earnings Conference Calls? Courts ruled this week that Bloomberg must defend a Swatch lawsuit that it secretly recorded an earnings call and gave a transcript to clients. This case is well worth watching for IR professionals.


NIRI eGroups: This exciting social media

technology is available only to NIRI members through the website and includes threaded discussion forums, a robust member directory and resource libraries.


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