NIRI San Diego 2018 President’s Letter

Dear NIRI San Diego,

The more time I spend with colleagues and NIRI San Diego members, the more I am impressed by the dynamic, creative and powerful IR community. Since stepping in as president of our chapter in 2017, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with many IROs and CFOs in the local community about ways we can continue to strengthen the NIRI San Diego network and provide important programming that supports the upward trajectory of the investor relations profession. The feedback and support has been informative and motivating. The chapter board is up to the task, and is looking forward to developing high quality educational programs and high caliber networking.

In the past year, we’ve had some highly successful events and will continue to do so, focusing on a few popular themes:

  • IR Rock Stars Roundtable. Learn from the best. We’re bringing together top IR professionals to share insights and perspectives on how to reach the top of your game and stay there.
  • IRO/CFO networking. The CFO/COO is the primary investor relations contact for roughly half of San Diego’s listed companies. To share intelligence and build the IR profession in San Diego, we will be holding more joint events with the CFO community. Stay tuned for details.
  • Relationships. Connectivity with the larger community provides access to a wealth of experience and support that is difficult to find inside most IR departments in San Diego, which are often comprised of just one or two individuals. Create with us long lasting contacts and relationships to help you grow professionally.

NIRI is shaping the future of our profession – through professional development training, networking and by influencing government policy affecting our industry. Your involvement shapes our agenda locally and influences the agenda of NIRI nationally. Come join us at our next event, and reach out to me or any of the board members directly to see how you can get involved.
I look forward to seeing and meeting you soon.

Jason Spark
President, NIRI San Diego