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Dec 04, 2023

Change for the new year: NIRI announces new board appointments

Four new directors to take up roles for the 2024 to 2027 term

NIRI has appointed four new board members from a range of sectors, with each set to serve four-year terms.

The four new directors from corporate IR were appointed at NIRI’s annual meeting on November 29. They are:

  • Heather Anne Kos, senior vice president of IR, Builders FirstSource
  • Kimberly Esterkin, vice president of IR, ASGN Incorporated
  • Lisa Hartman, vice president of IR and corporate communications, EnerSys
  • Michael Steele, vice president of finance, IR and ESG, Zebra Technologies.

Alexandra Deignan, head of IR and corporate sustainability at Lazard, will serve as chair-elect for the next year, having been on the NIRI board since 2016.

She will take the place of John Moten, senior vice president of IR at Aventiv Technologies, who served as chair-elect in 2023. Moten has now been appointed NIRI board chair.

Matt Brusch, NIRI
Matt Brusch, NIRI 

President and CEO of NIRI, Matt Brusch, expressed his enthusiasm in welcoming the new board members, highlighting the critical role volunteer leaders play in steering the world’s largest investor relations body over the long term.

‘I am delighted to welcome this outstanding new class to the NIRI board of directors. The key to NIRI’s long-term success is based on the willingness of volunteer leaders like these to selflessly donate their time and talent to the organization,’ he says in a statement.

Brusch also extends his gratitude to outgoing members for their contributions, acknowledging Katie Royce for her term as board chair and Victoria Sivrais for her service as immediate past chair.

As a new board has been established, three professionals will be leaving the NIRI boardroom, following the conclusion of their term: Darin Arita, CFO of international businesses at Prudential Financial, Brook Wootton, senior director of IR at Albemarle Corporation and Richard Yerganian, vice president of IR at Cerence.

‘These volunteer leaders have been instrumental in successfully guiding NIRI through the past four years,’ Brusch adds.