Volunteers make it possible for NIRI Chicago to offer outstanding programs, valuable peer-to-peer conversations – and fun social events, too. Your commitment can be just a few hours every now and then, or you may choose to take on a larger project for professional development or to showcase your abilities to management and peers alike. To volunteer, please contact info@nirichicago.org and/or the chair of one of the committees listed below. We value your participation.

2024 Workshop Committee

Our IR Workshop Committee plans our full-day flagship event, from identifying topics for panel and interactive discussions to recruiting insightful speakers who bring those topics to life. Committee participation also is a great way to get to know other IR officers and give back to your profession. Build your network of thought leaders and fellow IR officers! Contact info@nirichicago.org.


Projects may include writing event summaries, case studies, news releases and copy for the Member Connection monthly e-newsletter. Contact Chair Maryellen Thielen at (773) 677-0646 or mtthielen@forestglencomm.com.

Membership and Volunteering

Help recruit and welcome new members and learn about other NIRI Chicago volunteer opportunities. Contact Chair Victor J. Jendras at V.Jendras@Morrowsodali.com or call 312-720-1885.


Help develop educational and networking events, including the monthly meetings, interactive breakfasts, mixers and/or special events. Contact Co-Chairs Adam Dahl at Adam.Dahl@CorbinAdvisors.com and Stacie Selinger at SSelinger@GCMLP.com


In coordination with the VP, Programs, secure sponsorships from vendors, consultants and other service providers to help offset the cost of chapter events. Contact Chair Christine Hanneman at (847) 549-0984 or christinehanneman@gmail.com.

NIRI Chicago Board

Make the most of your NIRI Chicago membership by getting involved. Joining our chapter's leadership can lead to great networking, career development and educational opportunities. Contact Board Chair Heather Kos at Heather.Kos@Universarsolutions.com.

A warm thank you to our most recent volunteers…

Communications Committee

Maryellen Thielen, Chair, Forest Glen Communications
Warner Boutin, Business Wire
Lisa Ciota, Lead-IR Advisors
Bess Gallanis, Bess Gallanis Inc.

Membership Committee

Victor Jendras, Director, Morrow Sodali

2023 IR Workshop

Juliana Paterra, Co-Chair, Verano Holidings Corp.

Ryan Kiras, Co-Chair, Coeur Mining, Inc.

Shawn Alcaraz, IRC
Adam Dahl, Corbin Advisors
Tim Hill, Omron Corporation
Joe Kohler, Clermont Partners
Kristine Kubacki, Wabtec Corporation
Chido Mutukawa, Whirlpool Corporation
Jeff Myers, NYSE
Chandrika Nigam, Adtalem Global Education Inc.
Darla Rivera, Hyzon Motors
Elizabeth Saha, Littlefuse. Inc.
Stacie Selinger, GCM Grosvenor
Maryellen Thielen, Forest Glen Communications