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Committees & Contacts

Getting involved in NIRI-Chicago offers rewarding personal benefits . . . just ask any of our volunteers. You can meet valuable contacts, make new friends, enhance your career by learning new skills, and give back to your profession. There's an opportunity to suit any schedule, from one-time tasks to longer-term projects. To sign up as a volunteer, contact Kathy Short at (773) 262-1090 or info@niri-chicago.org. To find out more about projects and time requirements in a particular area, feel free to contact the committee heads listed below.

2015 Workshop Committee: Contact Chair Dee Johnson at 847-457-3426 or djohnson@rubicontechnology.com.
Our IR Workshop Committee plans our full-day blockbuster 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 IROs and give back to your profession.

Communications: Contact Maryellen Thielen at maryellen.thielen@allstate.com or 773-677-0646.
Projects include writing event summaries, case studies, profiles, news releases and copy for the Member Connection monthly e-newsletter.

Membership and Volunteering: Contact Janine Warell at 312-670-4246 or jwarell@sbcglobal.net.
Help recruit and welcome new members and learn about other NIRI-Chicago volunteer opportunities.

Programs: Contact Terri Anne Powers at 312-552-2890 or terri.powers@veolia.com.
Help develop educational and networking events, including the monthly meetings, interactive breakfasts, mixers and/or special events.

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

NIRI-Chicago Board: Contact Lisa Micou Meers at 224-521-8895 or lisa.meers@anixter.com. 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 Information

The administrator of the NIRI-Chicago chapter is Kathy Laack Short, who can be reached at:

NIRI-Chicago Chapter
P.O. Box 268611
Chicago, IL 60626
t: (773) 262-1090
f: (435) 604-6049

Contact information for the chapter's officers and directors is at Officers & Directors.

Contact information for the chapter's committee members is at Committees & Contacts.

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