NIRI San Diego Elects New Board Leadership for the 2020-2021 Term

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The San Diego chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI San Diego) today announced the election of its board of directors for the 2020-2021 term. NIRI San Diego is dedicated to advancing the practice of investor relations (IR) by providing educational events, resources, mentorship and networking opportunities for chief financial officers, investor relations executives and communications professionals.

“2020 has been a turbulent year and the IR profession has had to quickly evolve to the rapidly changing landscape,” said Jason Spark, president of NIRI San Diego. “Between pandemic-driven challenges and the latest policy issues such as proposed 13F rule changes for shareholder ownership reporting, NIRI has been imperative in bringing together IR practitioners to share new ideas, develop best practices and introduce new paradigms to sustain business continuity and investor communications.”

The 2020-2021 NIRI San Diego board of directors includes:

  • President – Jason Spark, Canale Communications
  • VP, Programs – Dylan James, Nasdaq
  • VP, Communications – Jessica Tieszen, NuVasive
  • VP, Finance – Michael Moore, Formerly Oncolytics
  • VP, Membership – Steve Kunszabo, Canale Communications
  • VP, Sponsorships – Jacquie Ross, Illumina
  • VP, Secretary – Alexis Waadt, Qualcomm
  • Director at Large – Agnes Lee, Fluidigm

Spark continued, “I am honored to be joined by accomplished IR professionals with diverse expertise to serve on the NIRI San Diego board, and to carry its mission to advance the profession by providing valuable educational programming and networking opportunities for members. I’d also like to thank outgoing board members Brigitte Porte and Michael Goedecke for their years of dedicated service.”

About NIRI San Diego

The San Diego Chapter of NIRI represents the majority of the publicly held corporations in San Diego, as well as many emerging companies and related service providers. The mission of our organization is to advance the practice of investor relations, communicate the value investor relations adds to public companies, and meet the growing professional development needs of our members. The NIRI San Diego chapter is one of over 30 chapters in the U.S. Information about upcoming programs for the San Diego chapter can be found on the chapter’s website at

About the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)

Founded in 1969, NIRI is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents. The largest professional investor relations association in the world, NIRI’s more than 3,000 members represent over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization. Through its collaborative community, NIRI advances engagement in the capital markets and drives best practices in corporate disclosures, governance and informed investing.


Jessica Tieszen

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