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 Corporation
- 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 Corporation
- Randy Mah, Senior Manager, Investor Relations, Capital Power Corporation
- Samantha McAra, Business Intelligence Analyst, Cenovus Energy
- Nathalie Megann, Director, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, Chorus Aviation Inc.
- 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 Commission
- Glen Whelan, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications & Strategic Initiatives, Enbridge Inc.
"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 markets".
"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
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