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Dallas*Fort Worth NIRI Chapter

November 10, 2011 D*FW NIRI Luncheon

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Presenter:  Kim Zoller, President and Founder of Image Dynamics

Topic:  “Executive Edge – Who has it? Who doesn’t? What is it?”

Why do some people succeed while others try just as hard yet don’t seem to get there?  A Dale Carnegie study revealed that 85% of success is dependent on self-management and interpersonal skills, while 15% is dependent on technical skills.  This Executive Edge Session focuses on four major buckets: Personal Branding, Communication, Emotional Intelligence and Business Protocol. When these four buckets are filled, being used and are in sync with your personal and your company's initiatives – they set you apart and give you a competitive edge.

Free Corporate Headshots for meeting attendees! 

Between 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM we’ll have a photographer available at Sambuca to take your headshot. 

Update your LinkedIn profile, Facebook or  corporate photo!

Location: Sambuca restaurant
2120 McKinney Avenue (at McKinney and Pearl, across from the Crescent)

11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Corporate Headshots

11:30 a.m.  Registration and networking

12:00 p.m.  Program


  • $25 for Members
  • $30 for Guests
  • Bring a guest for FREE with a paid registration!


After November 8, 2011
  • $30 for Members
  • $35 for Guests


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If you missed the October meeting:

"Real Situations, Proxy Roadmap and Results"

Joe Parsons, Executive Director, Investor Relations, AT&T

Please join us for a discussion on how experienced IR practitioners have dealt with proxy challenges and addressed their not-so-desirable outcomes.  Peter Casey, EVP of Alliance Advisors, will moderate the panel on corporate governance matters, proxy campaigns and a proxy roadmap to enhance your IR program to achieve successful results.


Welcome to the NIRI Dallas*Fort Worth Chapter Website!

The NIRI Dallas*Fort Worth Chapter has more than 120 members representing most of the major public companies
in the Dallas*Fort Worth area and includes members from surrounding regions and states. The chapter holds regular monthly meetings and specially scheduled educational seminars featuring experts on leading issues affecting publicly traded companies and the investor relations profession.

About the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)

Mission Statement
The National Investor Relations Institute is dedicated to advancing the practice of investor relations and the competency and stature of its members.

What is Investor Relations?
Investor relations is a strategic management responsibility that integrates finance, communication, marketing and securities law compliance to enable the most effective two-way communication between a company, the financial community, and other constituencies, which ultimately contributes to a company's securities achieving fair valuation. NIRI National has over 4,300 members in 35 Chapters world-wide.

Our Purpose

  • To provide leading professional development opportunities for investor relations practitioners.
  • To advance the discipline of investor relations by being a source of research results and other information.
  • To pursue a positive environment for the achievement of each member's particular objectives.
  • To encourage open and effective flow of information between corporations and financial stakeholders.


    15 years:

    Barry Sievert
    Dean Foods Company 

    New Members

    Ernesto Alegria
    Denbury Resources
    Susan Giles
    Atmos Energy Corporation
    Lyndsay Hannah
    Regency Energy Partners

    David Reed
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation

    Mark Trinske
    Norit Americas
    Mark your calendars:
    Dallas NIRI meetings will generally be held the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
    Proxy access proposals coming your way in 2012!

    The SEC indicated
    it will allow eligible shareholders to include company-specific proxy access bylaw proposals on proxies beginning in 2012. Check out the ISS blog for more insight. 
    Secretely recorded earnings conference calls?
    Courts ruled this week that Bloomberg must defend a Swatch lawsuit that it secretly recorded an earnings call and gave a transcript to clients. This case is well worth watching for IR professionals.

    NIRI eGroups
    This exciting social media technology is available only to NIRI members through the website and includes threaded discussion forums, a robust member directory and resource libraries.


    2012 Southwest
    Regional Conference

    August 2012
    New Orleans

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    The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)
    is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states, as well as the U.S. Territories.

    All told, there are some 5,000 local Senior Nutrition Programs in the United States. These programs provide well over one million meals to seniors who need them each day. Some programs serve meals at congregate locations like senior centers, some programs deliver meals directly to the homes of seniors whose mobility is limited, and many programs provide both services.

    Below are some surprising facts from a study on senior hunger in America provided by MOWAA:

    Are rates of senior hunger in America improving?

    No. In fact, there is a discernable upward trend in the number of seniors facing the risk of hunger. About 700,000 more seniors faced that risk in 2007 than did in 2001.

    Is senior hunger evenly distributed across the states?

    Absolutely not. There is a wide variation of risk of senior hunger across the states, ranging from 1.5 percent to 12.3 percent.

    What ten states have the highest rates of hunger risk among seniors?

    The top ten states in descending order (highest risk to lowest) are:

    South Carolina
    New Mexico

    North Carolina

    Do these top ten states have significantly higher rates of senior hunger risk than the other 40 states?

    Yes. The states in the top ten of senior hunger risk all have rates of food insecurity in excess of 7 percent, which is at least 25 percent higher than the national average and double the rate of the states in the bottom ten.

    The NIRI D*FW Chapter, one of the oldest and largest chapters in the country, has long supported the MOWAA. In fact, one of our strongest traditions is to make a donation on behalf of our monthly luncheon speakers to the MOWAA.

    NIRI D*FW represents most of the major public companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and from surrounding regions and states, including Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico -- all of which can be found on the top ten list of states with the highest rates of hunger risk among seniors.

    On behalf of the NIRI D*FW Board of Directors, we would like to thank all of our members for your continued support in the fight to end hunger.
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