CNN’s Ali Velshi to host IR Magazine Awards – US 2013

Covidien, Intel and Danaher lead nominations for March 21 event

IR Magazine has announced that the host of the IR Magazine Awards – US 2013 will be Ali Velshi, chief business correspondent of CNN.

Velshi will join luminaries and legends of investor relations to congratulate the award winners and celebrate the 25th anniversary year of IR Magazine.

Ali VelshiThe awards, now in their 18th year, will take place on the evening of March 21 at a black-tie dinner and ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

The 2013 nominee list is led by Covidien and Intel, each with eight nominations. Danaher follows closely with seven. These three companies, along with Honeywell, will vie for the top prize of best overall IR program – large cap. For the full list of nominees here.

Ali Velshi executes several roles across CNN as the network’s chief business correspondent and anchor of Your Money on CNN US and World Business Today on CNN International.

He is the co-author of How to Speak Money and author of Gimme My Money Back. His work for CNN was nominated for a 2010 Emmy and he was also honored with a 2010 Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater, Queen’s University, in Canada. Visit Ali Velshi’s website here.

Neil Stewart, editorial and research director at IR Magazine, says: ‘We’re thrilled to welcome back as our host probably the smartest guy in business news — and the nicest. Some of our best memories from the last 25 years are of Ali hosting our awards in Toronto and New York. Here's to making more great memories in 2013.’

The IR Magazine Awards – US 2013 are sponsored by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bloomberg, BNY Mellon, Business Wire, Computershare/Georgeson, Innisfree, Ipreo, the Issuer Advisory Group, MacKenzie Partners, Marketwire, MessageBank, NASDAQ OMX, NIRI, PR Newswire and Wells Fargo. 

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