President's Letter

September 14, 2016

Welcome to the start of NIRI San Francisco’s new season.  

This year represents a significant milestone for NIRI San Francisco, as we celebrate our 40th anniversary.  Over the years, the hard work of our board and dedicated participation from our members has enabled NIRI San Francisco to become one of the oldest and largest chapters in the NIRI network. 

The San Francisco Board is proud of its long and rich history of supporting its members. We are focused on delivering value by providing our members with leading-edge educational programs that help define and develop best practices and thought leadership, as well as by providing engaging events that help you network with your peers.

NIRI San Francisco supports its membership and their desire for continuing education.  In 2017, the chapter will offer scholarships to two of its members to take the IRC (Investor Relations Charter) exam, consisting of a Body of Knowledge IRC Reference Book and full payment for an IRC exam. Any NIRI San Francisco member will be eligible to apply for the scholarship, and the intent is to award the scholarship to the two applicants who best demonstrate the desire and need to continue his or her study of investor relations and “rounding out” their IR skill set.  More details to come later this year.

In addition to a robust program and networking calendar in the 2016-2017 year, the chapter has expanded its services to membership, including an expanded job bank listing on its website and a mentoring program.   

In the coming year, we have an exciting roster of events that covers a wide range of topics pertinent to our field. We are also working to provide a more centralized location for our programming and will be hosting the majority of our functions at One Market Restaurant.  We hope to see you at one of our events soon.  The full calendar is listed below to help you plan your schedule accordingly.


NIRI San Francisco Programs Calendar

September 22, 2016
Fall Welcome Reception, Lucky Strike Bowling Event
Location: Lucky Strike San Francisco, 200 King Street, San Francisco

October 5, 2016
An Economist’s View: A discussion about Brexit, the U.S. Presidential Election, the New “Normal” Economic Growth and the Overall State of the U.S. Economy
Location: One Market Restaurant, 1 Market Street, San Francisco

November 9, 2016
Shareholder/Director Engagement: New Governance Trends
Location: One Market Restaurant, 1 Market Street, San Francisco

November 30, 2016
Holiday Party
Location: The Treasury, 200 Bush Street, San Francisco

January 11, 2017
Navigating the Proxy Advisory Firms as Part of Activist Defense and Good Corporate Governance
Location: One Market Restaurant, 1 Market Street, San Francisco

February 8, 2017
Making IR Great Again – Benchmarking 
Location: One Market Restaurant, 1 Market Street, San Francisco

March 10, 2017
Short Attack: Strategies and Tips to Weather through It
In partnership with NIRI Silicon Valley at The Spring Seminar
Location: The Four Seasons Hotel, Palo Alto

April 5, 2017
If It Hasn’t Happened Yet, it Will…. Dealing with a Data Breach
Location: One Market Restaurant, 1 Market Street, San Francisco

May 10, 2017
Having a Seat at the Table: IR Relationship with the Board
Location: One Market Restaurant, 1 Market Street, San Francisco

June 22, 2017 (To be confirmed)
Golf Outing & Social
In partnership with NIRI Silicon Valley
Location: Green Hills Country Club, Millbrae


NIRI San Francisco, in partnership with NIRI Silicon Valley and NIRI National, is offering a greater than 50% discount on first year fees to join NIRI National plus both Northern California chapters. You can attend any event we sponsor, even if you are not a member, however joint membership will allow you to participate in all of the events from both chapters at a lower fee. For further information on how to become a member, please visit the membership page of NIRI San Francisco’s website:

For additional information on all of our programs, scholarships and member services you can visit our website at:  And, if you have any questions, please reach out to your board at any point.  We look forward to seeing you at one of our events in the future.


Nicole Noutsios
President, NIRI San Francisco