NIRI Virtual Chapter Advocacy

One of the primary missions for NIRI is to be an advocate for investor relations when regulatory issues affect the profession. Part of being that advocate requires collecting and aggregating the opinion of NIRI's many members to bring the IRO's voice to the regulatory table in Washington, D.C. This key member benefit is particularly critical in today's rapidly changing regulatory atmosphere. More details on NIRI's advocacy agenda can be found on the NIRI websitelink opens in a new window.

When appropriate, NIRI collaborates with its local chapters as well as related professional and other organizations in the area of advocacy. An example of this is NIRI's involvement with the Shareholder Communications Coalition link opens in a new window (which includes the Society for Corporate Governance) and its work toward proxy reform.

Every September, NIRI's Board meets with the Securities and Exchange Commission staff to raise members' regulatory concerns and to hear the staff's views on key IR issues. An IR Update recap of the most recent meeting is available on the NIRI website.

In December 2014, the Advocacy Committee approved a new "advocacy ambassador" initiative that seeks to build greater support at the chapter level for NIRI's advocacy priorities. NIRI encourages each chapter to appoint an “advocacy ambassador” each year.

The NIRI Virtual Chapter ambassador surveys our chapter members about issues that NIRI may take a position on and helps answer our members’ questions about regulatory concerns.

If you are interested in learning more about the ambassador position for our chapter, please check the links available on the NIRI website link opens in a new window to learn more about industry regulations currently in place, those under consideration, and NIRI's advocacy actions on behalf of members, then contact us to find out how you can participate.

As progress is made on key advocacy topics, the chapter will hold periodic conference calls to update our members on important developments.