NIRI’s Rocky Mountain Chapter Presents: The Governance Battlefield: Finding the Middle Ground

DENVER--()--Join the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) for the kickoff event of the Chapter’s 2015-2016 program year: “The Governance Battlefield: Finding the Middle Ground.”

The event will feature a social hour and interactive panel of corporate governance experts. Come hear what the experts have to say about:

  • The changing landscape in corporate governance.
  • Ways to improve governance practices.
  • How to engage successfully with vote decision makers.
  • Front burner issues on the minds of investors.
  • Best practices from the viewpoint of the experts.

Ms. Cathy Conlon from Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., Ms. Theresa Molloy from Prudential Financial, Inc. and Ms. Valerie Finberg from Level 3 Communications, Inc. will participate on the panel.


  • Cathy Conlon, Vice President, Strategic Development – Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
  • Valerie Finberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations – Level 3 Communications, Inc.
  • Theresa Molloy, Director of Governance - Prudential Financial, Inc.

Cathy Conlon is responsible for strategy and business development for Broadridge’s $2.0 billion Investor Communications Solutions division. In this role, Cathy designs, supports and drives on-going strategic plans for the business unit that result in a portfolio of growth opportunities. Cathy uses her knowledge and experience to apply rigorous strategic thinking and quantitative analysis to develop and test growth opportunities. During her tenure at Broadridge (ADP), Cathy gained roles of increasing seniority, including Business Development for the Corporate Issuer business; New Product Development, where she was responsible for launching the Broadridge Tax Information Reporting Services (TIRS) product; Strategic Marketing where she helped integrate and manage a newly acquired financial print business; and Strategic Development where she drove revenue growth through the identification and development of new business opportunities. In this role, Cathy was responsible for the development and implementation of the Virtual Shareholder Meeting platform and is an expert in the use of virtual meetings for public company annual meetings.

Valerie Finberg is vice president of corporate communications and investor relations for Level 3. She is responsible for media relations, employee communications, and managing the global investor relations program for the company. In this role, she directs all external and internal communications, including financial communications for the company. Ms. Finberg also represents the company with institutional investors and analysts across North America and Europe. Previously, she was a director of product marketing for the company for IP, Ethernet, and voice services. Prior to joining Level 3 in 2003, she was the director of marketing and investor relations for The Management Network Group, a telecommunications consulting firm, and was part of the company's initial private offering team. She has held various positions throughout the telecommunications industry in business development, marketing and product management, including roles at MCI, Sprint, and Qwest Communications. Ms. Finberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Theresa Molloy is director of governance at Prudential Financial where she develops the communications strategy and outreach plan for Prudential’s shareholder engagement initiative. In this role she evaluates Prudential's shareholders’ voting behavior and governance policies, as well as proxy advisor recommendations. Theresa is an active member of NIRI, and is currently president of the New York chapter. She served on NIRI's annual conference committee for four consecutive years. In 2014, Theresa received both the NIRI National Volunteer of the Year Award and Individual Leadership Award. She has an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the State University of New York.

When: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Registration and Social Hour: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Rooftop at Denver Athletic Club
1325 Glenarm Place, Denver

Cost: NIRI Members - $30,
Non-Members - $45

To register, go to

About the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) represents most of the major public companies in the Rocky Mountain region with a membership that averages about 95 corporate practitioners, IR consultants and IR-related service providers. The chapter holds regular monthly meetings and special events featuring experts on leading issues affecting publicly traded companies and the investor relations profession. For more information on the Rocky Mountain Chapter, please visit our website at

About the National Investor Relations Institute (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 over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization.


Rocky Mountain Chapter, National Investor Relations Institute
Jennifer Almquist, 303-204-4391
Vice President and Communications Chair

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NIRI's Rocky Mountain Chapter kicks off its 2015-2016 program year with a corporate governance panel


Rocky Mountain Chapter, National Investor Relations Institute
Jennifer Almquist, 303-204-4391
Vice President and Communications Chair