BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sharon Merrill Associates, a nationally recognized investor relations and strategic communications advisory firm, announced that the National Investor Relations Institute (“NIRI”) has awarded Jamie Bernard, IRC as part of NIRI's inaugural class of the “40 Under 40” recognition program, which honors “the most talented young individuals in the investor relations community.”
“I am honored to be recognized by the National Investor Relations Institute as a young leader in IR,” said Jamie Bernard. “NIRI has been a valuable resource as I advance in my IR career. During this time of rapid change in investor relations, I look forward to applying my expertise to help public companies address new challenges such as communicating their environmental, social and governance strategies, navigating the changing sell-side landscape, and driving investor interest during the rise of passive investing.”
“Jamie’s integrity and passion, combined with her IR knowledge, make her a trusted advisor to our clients and a valued member of our team,” said Maureen Wolff, chief executive officer of Sharon Merrill. “We are proud to congratulate Jamie on this deserved recognition.”
Jamie received her award during the 2019 NIRI Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
About Jamie Bernard
Jamie A. Bernard, IRC, is a senior associate at Sharon Merrill Associates. She counsels clients on a broad range of investor relations issues, including corporate positioning, financial disclosure, investor day planning, analyst and investor targeting, competitive intelligence and online communications. Jamie earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration in Finance and Banking from The University of Southern Mississippi. She is currently on the board of directors of the Boston Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute. She received her Investor Relations Charter (IRC®) in 2016 and received the Higgins Scholarship award in 2016 and in 2019 from the Boston Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute. This award recognizes select individuals that best demonstrate their desire to continue his or her study of investor relations.
About the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)
Founded in 1969, NIRI (www.NIRI.org) 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 more than 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization. Through its collaborative community, NIRI advances engagement in the capital markets and drives best practices in corporate disclosures, governance, and informed investing.
About Sharon Merrill Associates
Sharon Merrill Associates has more than 30 years of experience helping companies navigate a wide range of investor relations issues, and has earned a national reputation as preeminent industry thought leaders. Our clients stay with us for many years because they value the counsel of our senior-level IR experts and they count on the fact that we deliver results. The firm’s engagements range from strategic positioning and messaging, quarterly earnings communications and investor meetings development, to ESG communications, shareholder activism defense and investor day coordination. For more information, visit www.InvestorRelations.com.