NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New York Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI NY) announced Chapter Board Member Deb Wasser, IRC, was honored by NIRI National as the NIRI Volunteer of the Year Award during the 2018 NIRI Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
The NIRI National Volunteer of the Year Award honors a NIRI member who best exemplifies the NIRI mission of “advancing the practice of investor relations and professional competency and the stature of NIRI members” at the national level.
Deb Wasser, NIRI New York board member since 2015, and Vice President, Investor Relations at Etsy, Inc., has provided exemplary leadership during her tenure on the NIRI New York Chapter Board, serving as Membership Chair and developing the innovative NIRI NextGen program, which fosters increased participation and mentoring programs for new investor relations professionals. At the NIRI National level, she is an inaugural member of Investor Relations Charter (IRC) and currently on the Senior Roundtable (SRT) Steering Committee. She has served as a speaker at both national and chapter events served on the 2016 and 2017 Annual Conference Committees. Additionally, she has authored several articles for NIRI’s magazine, IR Update, as well as providing an open door for many seasoned and novice investor relations professionals seeking insight and expertise.
Wasser said, “NIRI has been a great source of professional development, fellowship and motivation throughout my career and I am greatly honored to receive this award. As a long-time member, I have worked side-by-side with many of my peers that contribute their time, energy and insights to enhance the investor relations community. Throughout our careers, we all face challenges and it is a privilege to give back to the organization and individuals that have shared in my journey.”
Rebecca Updegraph, outgoing NIRI New York president, and Senior Executive Interviewer, Rivel Research, said, “Deb has provided a unique role model of volunteerism and leadership in our NIRI NY Chapter and throughout the national organization. Her contributions have made a significant impact on our membership as well as a legacy that will provide a path to professional development for decades to come. We not only thank Deb for her generous spirit, we applaud the creativity and commitment it took to achieve successful results for the advancement of the whole organization.”
The NIRI NY Chapter was also awarded the 2018 Chair’s Award of Excellence in IRC Advancement. The award recognized the chapter that excelled in the advancement of the Investor Relations Charter (IRC). NIRI NY embraced the IRC, with its own IRC web page, announcements and press releases of chapter charter holders and notations on IRC Professional Development Units (PDUs) for certification renewal on chapter programs.
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