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NIRI President and CEO Jeffrey D. Morgan Named to 2012 NACD Directorship 100

Third consecutive award highlights significant role of investor relations profession in corporate governance

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) today announced that NIRI president and CEO Jeffrey D. Morgan has been named to the 2012 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100 in recognition of his work promoting the highest standards of corporate governance.

“I am humbled to have been recognized again for this prestigious award,” said Jeffrey D. Morgan, president and chief executive officer of NIRI. “This is the third year I have been named to this distinguished list and I believe it is due to the continued recognition of the important function that investor relations officers play in the corporate governance process of public and private companies.”

According to the NACD, the Directorship 100 represents the most influential people in the boardroom and corporate governance community. Each year, NACD Directorship identifies the most influential people in the boardroom community, including directors, corporate governance experts, journalists, regulators, academics and counselors. Morgan was included in the “Governance Professionals and Institutions” category. More than 1,000 individuals were nominated for inclusion, and the honorees were selected based on the results of a survey of NACD members including directors and key executives from public, private and non-profit companies.

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.

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Source: National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)