Who We Are

Established in 1990, the Orange County Chapter of NIRI currently has a membership of approximately 40 professionals including corporate practitioners and investor relations consultants representing public companies of all sizes across a wide spectrum of industries, as well as the service providers who support the profession. The chapter hosts a number of meetings and networking events throughout the year featuring topics of relevance to investor relations officers (IROs) and other professionals who interact with IROs or the investment community.

About NIRI

Founded in 1969, the National Investor Relations Institute (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. The largest professional investor relations association in the world, NIRI’s more than 3,300 members represent over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization (www.niri.org).

Investor Relations Definition

Investor relations is a strategic management responsibility that integrates finance, communication, marketing and securities law compliance to enable the most effective two-way communication between a company, the financial community, and other constituencies, which ultimately contributes to a company’s securities achieving fair valuation. (Adopted by the NIRI Board of Directors, March 2003.)

Board of Directors

The NIRI Orange County Board of Directors is responsible for all activities of the local chapter, and serves as the local representatives of NIRI National. Additionally, the Orange County board strives to maintain relationships with other local professional organizations representing individuals who interact with IROs or the investment community. We invite you to contact members of the board to discuss chapter matters or topics of interest affecting investor relations professionals.

Jeanie Herbert


Mark Collinson


Cynthia Skoglund

Treasurer, Secretary

Craig Barberio


David Erickson

Director & Senior Advisor

John Moten