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NIRI San Diego May Meeting: Seasoned IROs Discuss "Tips & Tactics for Establishing and Maintaining A Successful Investor Relations Program"

SAN DIEGO, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) will host a panel discussion on "Tips & Tactics for Establishing & Maintaining a Successful Investor Relations Program" at the chapter's May 17, 2012 meeting.

The panel of seasoned IR professionals will discuss best practices developed during their careers, and share their unique perspectives on what makes an effective Investor Relations program.  Special emphasis will be placed on specific issues related to biotech and technology companies.

Whether you're new to Investor Relations or a long-term professional, this event will provide a thoughtful exchange and helpful advice for starting or enhancing an IR program.

Julie Cunningham - Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Mitek Systems. Julie brings 20 years of experience in corporate, financial and regulatory communications and extensive relationships with large, mid, and small-cap institutional investors and equity analysts, as well as national and financial media.

Nadine Padilla - Associate, Law Padilla. Nadine's expertise encompasses launching industry-leading products, countering attacks on public stocks, building the identities of innovative, growing companies.

Robert Uhl  - Managing Director, Westwicke Partners. Robert has 20 years of Wall Street experience on both the sell side and buy side, primarily as a financial analyst and as director of equity research. He also served as an investor relations officer at a biotechnology company.

Gwen Rosenberg - Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, Senomyx, Inc. Gwen has 20 years of investor relations and corporate communications experience in the biotech and high tech sectors and has been recognized for her expertise with communications and crisis management.

WHEN: Thursday, May 17, 2012
Registration/Networking: 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Program begins: 5:30 p.m., ends at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Barney & Barney Conference Center
9171 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA, 92122
COST: Member - $25.00 (USD)
Non-member - $45.00 (USD)

Please RSVP by May 16 on the NIRI San Diego web site at

About 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. The largest professional investor relations association in the world, NIRI has more than 3,500 members who represent 2,000 publicly held companies and $5.4 trillion in stock market capitalization. The NIRI San Diego chapter is one of over 30 chapters worldwide.

Investor Relations and NIRI
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 is dedicated to advancing the practice of investor relations and the professional competency and stature of its members. Information about upcoming programs can be found on the chapter's website at

For additional information, please contact any of the NIRI San Diego Chapter Board Members:

Marcy Graham, President & Director-
Kate Patterson, Vice President & Director- kpatterson@websense
Cindy McGee, Secretary & Director-
Kendra Berger, Treasurer & Director-
Karen Fisher, Membership Chair & Director-
Gwen Rosenberg, Communications Chair & Director-
Jane Booth, Director-at-Large-
Kirsten Garvin, Director-at-Large-
Derik Keeble,
John Stoepler, Immediate Past

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