NIRI Appoints New President & CEO
Mr. LaBranche, 58, is currently president and CEO of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), a global organization of 59 chapters in 10 countries, $29 million in revenue and 160 staff. ACG serves investors, lenders, executives and advisors to middle market companies, including 1,000 private equity firms.
NIRI board chair Valerie Haertel said, “We are thrilled to welcome Gary LaBranche to the NIRI community. Gary is a visionary leader with a stellar record of strengthening, growing and transforming professional associations. Through the course of his successful career he has proven to be thoughtful, inclusive and collaborative in working with all stakeholders for the betterment of the associations he has led. We will benefit from his financial markets and association industry knowledge as we continue to reimagine NIRI to ultimately serve our members in new and innovative ways.”
“I am very honored and excited by this opportunity to lead NIRI in its next stage of growth as the leading global investor relations professional association,” said Mr. LaBranche. “My key initial priorities will be quickly getting to know NIRI, its members, chapter leaders, NIRI Fellows, NIRI Senior Roundtable members and staff, and working with the media, regulators, sponsors and other important stakeholders. NIRI is widely respected with a stellar reputation as the investor relations association, and I am eager to begin building on this excellent foundation. I look forward to engaging NIRI members and leaders to learn their aspirations for the future of the IR profession, and to working with them to advance toward that envisioned future, transforming NIRI for the benefit of all members.”
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