National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) Honors Orange County Chapter President-Elect, Cynthia Skoglund, as National Volunteer of the Year

IRVINE, Calif., July 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Orange County chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI OC) is pleased to announce that chapter President-Elect Cynthia Skoglund was named the 2015 NIRI National Volunteer of the Year. The award was bestowed on Ms. Skoglund on June 13 during the NIRI Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in Chicago, site of the 2015 NIRI Annual Conference (, the world's largest and most comprehensive investor relations education and networking event.

Introduced in 2009, the award honors a NIRI member who best exemplifies the NIRI mission of "advancing the practice of investor relations and professional competency and stature of NIRI members" at the national level. An active volunteer at both the national and chapter levels, Ms. Skoglund has been a NIRI member for 25 years. She has served on the Orange County board for more than 20 years in a variety of positions including program and special events chair, treasurer, senior advisor and as Chapter President in 1999, 2011 and 2012. On the national level, Ms. Skoglund has served in multiple leadership and planning roles, including a member of the Annual Conference Committee, special events chair and a speaker at numerous events and Webinars. Ms. Skoglund recently retired from Beckman Coulter in Brea, CA, after 20+ years of service in business development, strategic planning and investor relations roles.

New 2015-2016 Board Members Announced

NIRI OC announced its incoming Board Members for the 2015-2016 program year:

President Cynthia Skoglund Formerly at Beckman Coulter
Vice President of Programs Gar Jackson Global IR Group
Treasurer Craig Barberio First American Financial Corporation
Chairman of Communications Jeanie Herbert Revance Therapeutics, Inc.
Chairman of Membership Mark Collinson Compass Investor Relations
Chairman of Senior Roundtable David Erickson Edwards Lifesciences
Senior Advisor Justin Moisio Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc.
Directors at Large Trey Anderson NASDAQ
Timothy Sedabres Banc of California, Inc.
E. E. Wang PondelWilkinson

Save the Date for Upcoming NIRI Orange County CFO/IRO Golf Tournament

The 2015 NIRI OC CFO/IRO Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club. To register for the tournament or become a sponsor, go to

About the Orange County Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute

Founded in 1990, the Orange County Chapter of NIRI (NIRI OC) serves as a leading resource for Southern California CEOs, CFOs, investor relations professionals and public company boards on investor relations issues, including capital markets, social media, shareholder outreach, economic trends, and securities regulations.

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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.

CONTACT: Jeanie Herbert NIRI OC Communications Chair (714) 325-3584 E.E. Wang NIRI OC Director at Large 310-279-5963

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