NIRI Dallas*Fort Worth Elects 2014-2015 Officers and Directors

DALLAS (May 30, 2014) – The Dallas*Fort Worth Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI D*FW) announced today that it has elected seven officers and three directors for the 2014-2015 term.

“I first want to extend my gratitude to our outgoing officers and board members for their service over the past year; their contributions have been key to the continued success of our chapter,” said incoming NIRI D*FW president, Ernesto W. Alegria.  “As one of the oldest and largest chapters of NIRI, our aim is to foster a sense of professional community through a comprehensive series of formal and informal programs designed to appeal to the diverse interests and needs of our membership.  We already have several strong upcoming programs scheduled, including our Southwest Regional Conference in collaboration with the NIRI-Rocky Mountain Chapter in Denver, Colorado, from September 7-9, 2014 (  We couldn’t be more thrilled about our upcoming chapter events and look forward to a stellar program year.”

The full slate of new chapter officers and directors includes:

Leader  Company 2014-2015 Board Position
Ernesto Alegria    Athlon Energy President
Rick Black Dennard-Lascar Associates Executive Vice President
Mike McCarthy Mitel Corporation Vice President, Programs
Liz Kline Eisenberg And Associates Vice President,  Communications
Lee Anne Sexton RR Donnelley Vice President,  Professional Development
Glen Orr The Abernathy MacGregor Group Vice President,  Membership
Danielle Wilson AT&T Corporation Vice President, Treasurer
Geralyn DeBusk Halliburton Investor Relations Past President
Megan Hays Approach Resources Director At-Large
Kristen Donnally Southcross Energy Director At-Large

The new officers will begin their board year on June 1, 2014.

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 3,300 members representing 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 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

Liz Kline, VP Communications