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Officers & Directors

Officer Bios

President
Victoria Sivrais
Founding Partner
Clermont Partners
161 N Clark St # 2950
Chicago, IL 60601
 
Phone: 773-428-4900

 

 



Executive Vice President
Larry Larsen III

Senior Vice President
Greentarget Global Group Chicago Board of Trade
141 W. Jackson, Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: 312-253-7296
llarsen@greentarget.com

 

   
Vice President, Programs
Terri Anne Powers

Director of North American Investor Relations
Veolia Environnement
200 E. Randolph St., Suite 7900
Chicago, IL 60601-7704

Phone: 312-552-2890
terri.powers@veolia.com

Vice President, Communications
Maryellen T. Thielen, ABC

Senior Manager, Financial Communications
The Allstate Corporation
2775 Sanders Road, Suite F4
Northbrook, IL 60062

Phone: 847-402-3971
Cell: 773-677-0646 maryellen.thielen@allstate.com

   
Vice President, Membership
Janine Warell

Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Consultant
445 E. North Water, #1101
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312-670-4246
jwarell@sbcglobal.net

Vice President, Treasurer
Ruth E. Venning

Phone: 312-388-0519
VenningRuth@gmail.com

 

   
Vice President, Sponsorship
Christine J. Hanneman

Principal
Professional Communications Specialists
1784 Belmont Drive
Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 847-549-0984
christinehanneman@gmail.com

 

Director Bios

Chairman

Lisa Micou Meers, CFA

Vice President - Investor Relations
Anixter International
2301 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026

Phone: 224-521-8895
lisa.meers@anixter.com
 

Elizabeth R. Allen, CFA

Manager, Investor Relations
FedEx Corp.
942 S. Shady Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38120

Phone: 901-818-7153
erallen@fedex.com

   

Shep Dunlap

Shep Dunlap
Vice President, Investor Relations
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
1303 E Algonquin Road
Schaumburg, IL 60196-4041
Phone: 847-576-6899
shep.dunlap@motorolasolutions.com

Bill Franklin

Vice President, Investor Relations
Discover Financial Services
2500 Lake Cook Rd, 1EB
Riverwoods, IL 60015

Phone: 224-405-1902
williamfranklin@discover.com 
 

   

Elizabeth M. Higashi, CFA

Higashi Advisors
21386 N. Highwood Rd.
Kildeer, IL 60047
 
Phone: 847-540-6500

eliz.m.higashi@gmail.com

Dee Johnson

Vice President, Investor Relations
Rubicon Technology
900 E. Green St., Unit A
Bensenville, IL 60106-2553

Phone: 847-457-3426
djohnson@rubicontechnology.com

   

Advisory Board

Steven D. Carr, J.D., CCEP

Chief Executive Officer
Dresner Corporate Services, Inc.
20 North Clark Street, Suite 3550
Chicago IL 60602

Phone: 312-780-7211
scarr@dresnerco.com

 

William D. Chapman

Senior Director, Investor Relations
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
100 Grainger Pkwy.
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Phone: 847-535-0881
william.chapman@grainger.com

   

Lisa I. Ciota

Principal
Strategic & Investor Communications
 
Phone 630-638-7052

 

 

Kevin P. Kelly

Managing Director
Morrow & Co.
1 South Dearborn Street, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312-212-4416
Cell: 312-282-6808
kkelly@morrowco.com

   

Thomas J. Laughran

Senior Vice President
Fleishman-Hillard Inc.
875 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312-751-3519
tom.laughran@fleishman.com

William H. Parke

Senior Director, Corporate Marketing and Financial Communications
CME Group
20 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-930-3467
william.parke@cmegroup.com

   

Patricia M. (Patty) Paul

Principal
ButtonWood Associates
423 Briargate Terrace
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Phone: 630-850-7552
Cell: 630-207-2075
patty.paul@sbcglobal.net

David A. Prichard

Spectrum Brands Holdings 
3001 Deming Way 
Middleton, WI 53562
phone: 608-278-6141
   


Past Presidents
2014-2015 Lisa Micou Meers, CFA
2013-2014 Elizabeth M. Higashi, CFA
2012-2013 Lisa I. Ciota
2011-2012 Steven D. Carr
2010-2011 Maryellen T. Thielen
2009-2010 Patricia M. Paul
2008-2009 Kevin Kelly
2007-2008 Ruth E. Venning
2006-2007 William D. Chapman
2005-2006 David A. Prichard
2004-2005 Steven D. Carr
2002-2004 Cindy Thorson Klimstra
2002 David Epstein
2001-2002 Bradley D. Wilks
2000-2001 William H. Parke
1999-2000 Joseph A. Kopec
1998-1999 Mary C. Moster
1997-1998 Carmen A. Corbett
1996-1997 Michael L. Weiser
1995-1996 Lynn L. McHugh
1994-1995 Doreen J. Lubeck
1993-1994 Thomas F. Lindeman
1992-1993 Jeanne Jaeger Richards
1991-1992 Kirk E. Brewer
1990-1991 Jeffrey Kratz
1989-1990 Martha O. Lindeman
1988-1989 Sharon L. Sweet
1987-1988 B. Richard Johnson
1986-1987 Nicholas G. Biro
1985-1986 A. Bingham Seibold, lll
1984-1985 Wendy Wilson
1983-1984 Ronald G. Bottrell
1982-1983 Marion Murphy Levy
1981-1982 Richard L. Middleton
1980-1981 Russell R. Van Cleve
1979-1980 Richard D. Kemplin
1978-1979 Fred J. Broviak
1977-1978 M. Robert Wolfson
1976-1977 Terry W. Wilson
1975-1976 Samuel D. Ostrow
1974-1975 Barbara B. McNear
1973-1974 Rudolph S. Lederer
1972-1973 Edward H. Muncaster
1971-1972 Sam H. Saran

 

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
info@niri-chicago.org

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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