President's Letter

September 20, 2017

Welcome to the 2017-18 season of your NIRI San Francisco Chapter. We are pleased to offer a robust set of programs and webinars throughout the year.

NIRI SF had a strong 2016-17 program year. One of the highlights was receiving the NIRI Chair’s Award of Excellence distinction at the 2017 NIRI Annual Conference in Orlando. Our chapter was recognized for its success in expanding new leadership to the board, programing and member services. Other notable achievements during the year were impressive gains in attendance at monthly meetings, which was up 65%, as well as a 16% growth in membership. We also doubled our sponsorship commitments, allowing us to offer several complimentary member services.

We are building on our momentum and your Board has been working hard to launch a number of new programs designed to help members enhance and advance their careers. For example, we are expanding our professional development program which focuses on refining both soft and hard skills. Through webinars and seminars, we intend to bring you expert advice on a variety of career topics. We held our first career webinar in May, which covered ways to maximize your presence on LinkedIn. We intend to offer more of these webinars, which will be free to members, over the coming months.

We also filmed a new career-development video, which you can view now on our website. This informative video with Board member John Nunziati of NIRI SF and Richard Marshall of Korn Ferry delves into IR compensation statistics, career trends and strategic approaches to new opportunities. We hope you have the chance to watch it.

Our chapter is very excited to unveil a new series of Women in IR events, including the Women in IR “On the Night” panel discussion and networking meeting in conjunction with IR Magazine. Our goal for these new events is to provide an opportunity for women to build connections, to learn from one another and to support each other’s career development. Of course, behind every successful woman is a supportive circle of women and men, so these events are open to everyone who supports the advancement of women in IR.

Addressing the opportunities and challenges of senior IROs is another chapter objective. Plans are underway for some smaller events throughout the year and a full-scale Senior IRO Roundtable next summer. We are also hosting a Crisis Communications Half-Day Seminar on October 4th. The agenda is focused on senior content and is free to members and CFOs.

In order to accommodate our growing membership, we have moved the location of many chapter gatherings to a larger space at Wine & Wall at One Market, San Francisco. Please see our full-year program calendar below. You can also find more detailed information and register on our website under the Events tab.

From all of us on the SF NIRI Board, we hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Nicole Noutsios
President, NIRI SF

NIRI San Francisco 2017-18 Program Calendar

September 14, 2017:
Fall Welcome Reception, Lucky Strike Bowling Event
Location: Lucky Strike SF, 200 King Street, San Francisco

September 19, 2017
Women in IR “On the Night” (Sponsoring IR Magazine Event)
Location: Wine & Wall, 30 Steuart Street, San Francisco

October 4, 2017
Half-Day Seminar: Crisis Communications - Managing Reputational Risk in a Disruptive World
Location: Wine & Wall, 30 Steuart Street, San Francisco

November 8, 2017
Washington Regulatory Update
Location: Wine & Wall, 30 Steuart Street, San Francisco

December 12, 2017
Holiday Party
Location: Barbarossa Lounge, SF

January 10, 2018
Corporate Governance (Co-hosting with Society of Corporate Governance)
Location: Wine & Wall, 30 Steuart Street, San Francisco

February 7, 2018
How to Stay Active in an Increasingly Passive (Investment) World
Location: Wine & Wall, 30 Steuart Street, San Francisco

March 9, 2018
CFO Panel at NIRI SV Spring Seminar
Location: To Be Determined

March 22, 2018
Women in IR Networking
Location: Twilio Headquarters

April 4, 2018
How to Find and Keep the Right Investors
Location: Wine & Wall, 30 Steuart Street, San Francisco

May 9, 2018
Building an Award-Winning Analyst Day
Location: Wine & Wall, 30 Steuart Street, San Francisco

June 4, 2018
Communications Boot Camp
Location: Wine & Wall, 30 Steuart Street, San Francisco

June 21, 2018
Golf Scramble with NIRI SV (To Be Confirmed)
Location: To Be Determined

August 2018
Senior IRO Roundtable
: Wine & Wall, 30 Steuart Street, San Francisco