TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Investor Relations Institute
(CIRI) congratulates the Certified Professional in Investor Relations
(CPIR) graduates. The following individuals have successfully completed
the CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program and CIRI's
certification exam attaining the CPIR designation:
Linda Armstrong, Executive Vice President, Wharton Strategy Inc.
Alyssa Barry, Manager, Investor Communications, Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc.
Sarah Borg-Olivier, Senior Vice President, Communications, Capstone Infrastructure
Louis Boutin, Vice President, Finance, Renmark Financial Communications
Annemarie Brissenden, Investor Relations Consultant
Kelly Castledine, Director, Investor Relations, Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
Michael Curlook, Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications, MAG Silver Corp.
Maurice Dagenais, Senior Account Manager, Renmark Financial Communications
Jill Hennigar, Manager, Investor Relations, Emera Inc.
Barbara Komorowski, Senior Account Manager, Renmark Financial Communications
Christina Lalli, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Associate, Osisko Mining
Randy Mah, Senior Manager, Investor Relations, Capital Power Corporation
Samantha McAra, Business Intelligence Analyst, Cenovus Energy
Nathalie Megann, Director, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, Chorus
Tammy Moore, President, Temerity Management
Michael Salter, Senior Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications,
Conversant Intellectual Property Management
Tania Shaw, Manager, Investor Relations, Primero Mining Corp.
Alison Trollope, Director, Communications & Investor Education, Alberta Securities
Glen Whelan, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications & Strategic Initiatives,
"These individuals have demonstrated their commitment to the investor
relations profession by investing the time and effort in this rigorous
10-month program and successfully completing the certification exam,"
said Yvette Lokker, President and CEO of CIRI. "The CPIR represents a
higher level of knowledge, skill and commitment. The designation lends
additional credibility to the investor relations profession and creates
greater awareness of the important role that IROs play in the capital
"The CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program offers an
unrivalled learning, networking and professional growth experience for
investor relations practitioners. The multi-disciplinary content was
well designed and delivered, and the opportunity to share experiences
and insights with my peers was invaluable," said Sarah Borg-Olivier,
CPIR and Senior Vice President, Communications, Capstone Infrastructure
Corporation. "The strategic role of investor relations in helping to
create and communicate shareholder value has never been more important
or more challenging than it is today. The CPIR designation elevates
and strengthens our profession and sets the bar high for all IROs."
CIRI's mandate is to contribute to the transparency and integrity of the
Canadian capital market by advancing the practice of investor
relations, the professional competency of its members, and the stature
of the profession. Recognizing that there was a need for formal
education in the field of investor relations, CIRI developed a program
with the Richard Ivey School of Business covering all relevant areas of
this multi-disciplinary role including capital markets, corporate
governance, securities law, finance and communications. Once
individuals successfully complete the program, they are required to
write an exam (administered by CIRI) to attain the Certified
Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) designation. This is the
first investor relations designation program in North America. To learn
more about the CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program or to
apply for the 2014-2015 program, click here.
To view the CPIR graduate announcement that appeared in today's edition
of the National Post, click here.
CIRI is a professional, not-for-profit association of executives
responsible for communication between public corporations, investors
and the financial community. CIRI contributes to the transparency and
integrity of the Canadian capital market by advancing the practice of
investor relations, the professional competency of its members and the
stature of the profession. With close to 600 members and four chapters
across the country, CIRI is the voice of IR in Canada. For further
information, please visit CIRI.org.
SOURCE: Canadian Investor Relations Institute
For further information:
President & CEO
Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI)