Each year at its annual conference, the National Investor Relations Institute recognizes the passion, commitment and leadership of its local chapter volunteers. NIRI Chicago has received numerous awards from NIRI over the years, demonstrating the quality of our leadership and the wide range of programs we offer to our fellow members.

2020
NIRI Fellow — Elizabeth Higashi
40 Under 40 Honoree - Kevin White, Senior Manager, Investor Relations, CDW

2019
NIRI Fellow – Elizabeth Saunders
Individual Leadership Award — Victor Jendras
40 Under 40 Honoree – Jeremy Cohen

2018
Individual Leadership Award — Leslie Kratcoski, IRC

2017
Individual Leadership Award — Lisa Ciota
Chapter Team Award — Jennifer Childe, Lisa Ciota, Leslie Kratcoski, and Heather Wietzel

2016
NIRI Fellow — Nancy Hobor
Individual Leadership Award — Dee Johnson
Volunteer Appreciation Award — Maryellen Thielen

2015
Individual Leadership Award — Terri Anne Powers
Volunteer Appreciation Award — Elizabeth Allen
Volunteer Appreciation Award — Patty Paul
NIRI National Recognition — Maryellen Thielen

2014
Individual Leadership Award — Christine Hanneman
Volunteer Appreciation Award — David Smith
Volunteer Appreciation Award — Ruth Venning

2013
NIRI Fellow — Mark Steinkrauss
NIRI Fellow — Jane McCahon
Individual Leadership Award — Elizabeth Higashi

2012
Best Overall Chapter — Large Chapter
Individual Leadership Award — Lisa Meers

2011
Best Member Services — Large Chapter
Chairman's Award — Communications
Individual Leadership Award — Lisa Ciota

2010
Chairman's Award — Corporate Governance
Chairman's Award — Capital Markets Mini-Workshop and Options Strategies Luncheon
Individual Leadership Award — Steven Carr