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Rob Bradley, IRC, President

Vice President, Investor Relations
LogMeIn, Inc.

Rob Bradley, IRC, is the Vice President of Investor Relations at LogMeIn, a Boston- based technology company, that has more than 1,000 employees and $300M in revenue. Prior to joining LogMeIn in 2011, Rob was employed at Thermo Fisher Scientific where he participated in a two year rotational management training program, culminating in a position on the investor relations team. He joined that management program after attending the Carroll School of Management at Boston College where he received his MBA. Rob started his career in finance with introductory roles at State Street and Columbia Management, after serving in the Peace Corps for two years in Ukraine. He lives in Needham with his wife and three children and enjoys golf, reading and the outdoors.

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James Hillier, President-Elect

Vice President, Investor Relations
IPG Photonics

James Hillier is Vice President of Investor Relations at IPG Photonics, the world leader in high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers. In this role, he has developed and led the company’s investor relations program since January 2017. Previously, James served as Vice President of Investor Relations at Demandware, the industry-leading provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions, which was acquired by Salesforce in 2016. He also served as Vice President of Investor Relations at PTC, a global provider of software to discrete manufacturers used to design, operate, and service complex products. Prior to his career in investor relations, James spent 14 years as a sell-side equity research analyst, 13 of which were at UBS, where he served as a Director and senior analyst. While at UBS, he specialized in the coverage of the global technology industry, both as a technology strategist and a research analyst covering the communications equipment industry. James holds a B.A. in Economics and English from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Sarah Carmody, Secretary & Programming Co-Chair

Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Momenta Pharmaceuticals

Sarah Carmody is Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Momenta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: MNTA). She is responsible for developing and managing a comprehensive investor and public relations program that effectively communicates Momenta’s business strategy, vision and goals. Previously Sarah served as the Associate Director of Investor Relations at Idera Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Idera, she spent six years at Verenium, an industrial biotechnology company, where she held positions with increasing responsibility in corporate communications and investor relations.

Sarah holds an MBA from Suffolk University and a BA in Psychology and Mass Communications from Quinnipiac University.

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Gerry Gould, Treasurer & Advocacy Ambassador

Haemonetics Corporation

Gerry Gould is currently Vice President of Investor Relations at Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE), a medical equipment, software and services company in the blood management business. Gerry is an executive level Investor Relations professional, skilled at designing and implementing world-class Investor Relations programs that advance investor participation, facilitate analyst involvement and ensure a company’s key messaging is delivered to Wall Street, the financial media and employees. He brings twenty years of experience in investor relations and corporate communications, having previously held the VP-IR role at RSC Equipment Rental, The Stanley Works (now Stanley Black & Decker) and Wyman-Gordon Company.

Gerry has been a member of NIRI for 20 years. He has served as a member of the Senior Roundtable Steering Committee, the annual conference committee and currently is a member of NIRI’s “Standards of Practice”/IR Certification program development committee. He is an active member of the Boston Chapter.

Gerry holds an MS in Accountancy degree from the Leonard N. Stern Graduate Business School at New York University and a BS in Business Administration from St. Michael’s College.

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Jason Fredette, IRC, Past President & Programming Co-Chair

Jason Fredette, IRC, is an award-winning investor relations professional with more than 15 years of experience raising and enhancing the profile of public companies. Jason currently serves as Senior Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Selecta Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: SELB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company.

Before joining Selecta, he led investor relations, public relations and corporate marketing for Chiasma, Inc., Select Income REIT, Government Properties Income Trust and American Superconductor Corporation. Jason began his career in investor relations serving clients in a broad range of industries at Sharon Merrill Associates (SMA), a nationally recognized investor relations and corporate communications strategic advisory firm.

He has been recognized by Institutional Investor Magazine in its Best Investor Relations Professional listings, and his work was integral to SMA’s attainment of three Publicity Club of New England Bell Ringer Awards during his agency tenure.

Jason earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Westfield State University.

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Jamie Bernard, IRC, Membership Co-Chair

Senior Associate
Sharon Merrill Associates

Jamie A. Bernard, IRC, joined Sharon Merrill Associates, a strategic investor relations and critical communications advisory firm, in 2011 and is a Senior Associate. She counsels clients on a range of investor relations issues, including messaging, financial disclosure, analyst and investor targeting, competitive intelligence and online communications. She provides direct support for investor days and non-deal road shows, as well as presentation development, market research projects and quarterly earnings announcements. Jamie represents clients in a variety of industries including energy, environmental services, industrial, life sciences, oil and gas, consulting and technology.

She is a member of the Boston chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA). Jamie earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration in Finance and Banking from The University of Southern Mississippi.

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Oksana Lukasheva, Membership Co-Chair

Vice President, Investor Relations
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.

Oksana Lukasheva is Vice President, Investor Relations at The Hanover Insurance Group. She is responsible for leading all aspects of The Hanover’s Investor Relations activities as well as competitive and benchmarking analytics. Oksana also supports the Treasury function in a number of critical areas, including capital market activities. Prior to joining The Hanover, Oksana held various financial and credit analysis roles, as well as portfolio reporting roles at ExxonMobil, CBSF Capital Management and BNP-Dresdner Bank (Moscow).

She holds a Master’s degree in Foreign Economic Relations from the University of SciencePo in Paris and Moscow University of Foreign Relations and a Master’s degree in foreign languages and literature from Moscow State University. She earned her MBA from John Hopkins University.

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Emily Walt, Membership Co-Chair

Director, Investor Relations
Carbonite, Inc.

Emily Walt is Director, Investor Relations at Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB). Emily uses financial performance, competitive and market positioning to communicate the company’s strategy to the investment and financial research community. Prior to joining Carbonite, Emily spent six years at EMC (NYSE: EMC), the first three as a Global Investor Relations Manager and the remaining three creating communications programs internally for Global Sales and the Corporate Finance division. Before EMC, Emily was an Investor Relations Specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO). Prior to that she coordinated the financial and marketing functions for SV Life Sciences, a venture capital firm and was the Communications Associate & Web Project Manager for Boston Capital, a real estate investment company.

She received her B.S. in Financial Management from Boston University. Emily is a member of the women’s organization at Carbonite, has served as the Co-President of the EMC Women’s Leadership Forum and currently serves as the Co-President of the Boston Chapter of 85 Broads, a leading professional women’s networking organization committed to the economic empowerment of women globally.

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Jeff Bray, Sponsorship Co-Chair

VP, Investor Relations
Rapid7

Jeff Bray, CFA is Vice President, Investor Relations at Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD), a security software company based in Boston. Jeff began his IR career at Imprivata in 2015 after 20 years on Wall Street covering both equities and corporate bonds. Before Imprivata, Jeff was a portfolio manager and analyst in the U.S. and Global Equities group at BNP Paribas Asset Management in Boston, primarily responsible for technology, media and telecom stocks. He also worked at Babson Capital, Putnam and Lehman Brothers. Jeff lives in Winchester with his wife and two high-school children. When he’s not watching the Red Sox or Bruins, he can usually be found playing pick-up hockey.

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Steve Cantor, Sponsorship Co-Chair

Vice President, Corporate Relations
Entegris, Inc.

Steve Cantor is currently vice president of corporate relations for Entegris, Inc., a global provider of yield-enhancing materials and solutions used in the world’s most advanced high-technology manufacturing processes. Steve is responsible for the company’s investor relations, public relations, and employee communications. Steve’s career with Entegris began in 2002 when he joined Massachusetts-based Mykrolis, one of Entegris’ predecessor companies, as its director of investor relations and corporate communications. Before joining Mykrolis, he was director of investor relations for Acterna Corporation, a provider of communications test equipment. In addition to his role in investor relations at Acterna, he performed various treasury and finance functions. Steve began his career with Analog Devices, a leading maker of specialized semiconductor devices.

Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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Andy Blanchard, Communications Co-Chair

Vice President of Corporate Relations
Teradyne, Inc.

Andy Blanchard is the Vice President of Corporate Relations at Teradyne, Inc (NYSE: TER), a supplier of automatic test equipment for semiconductor devices, electronics systems, wireless products and the leading provider of collaborative robots used in a wide range of industrial and commercial applications. Andy is responsible for Teradyne’s investor relations and corporate communications, a position he has held since 2009. In his 26 year career at Teradyne he has held various semiconductor test sales and management positions including leader of Teradyne’s Japan sales, service and support operations from 1998 to 2004.

Andy is a graduate of WPI and the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

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Joshua Brodsky, Communications Co-Chair

Associate Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Joshua Brodsky is Associate Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics based on RNA interference, or RNAi. At Alnylam, Josh is involved with developing, implementing, and expanding the company’s IR strategy, as well as nurturing existing and building new relationships with key stakeholders on the buy-side and sell-side. He also assists in the management of an active newsflow engine in support of Alnylam’s overall external communications.

Prior to joining Alnylam’s Investor Relations & Corporate Communications group in 2012, Josh spent six years working in the company’s scientific organization, where he contributed to the advancement of multiple programs in a variety of therapeutic areas. Before joining Alnylam in 2006, Josh spent three years as a Research Associate in the Women’s and Perinatal Pathology Department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Josh received his MBA from the Boston University Graduate School of Management (now the Boston University Questrom School of Business) and his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience with a Minor in Music from Lafayette College.

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Jackie Marcus, Communications Co-Chair

Assistant Vice President
Alpha IR Group

Jackie Marcus is an Assistant Vice President with Alpha IR Group, a boutique investor relations agency with offices in Boston, New York and Chicago. Jackie has nearly a decade of experience implementing investor relations programs, as well as providing special situations counsel including IPOs, spin-offs, shareholder activism, and M&A support across multiple sectors. Prior to joining Alpha IR, Ms. Marcus was a Senior Account Supervisor in Edelman’s Financial Communications & Capital Markets practice in New York, and a Senior Consultant with FTI Consulting in San Francisco. Ms. Marcus began her career with Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE: AMG) on the North Shore.

Ms. Marcus holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as a M.A. in Investor Relations from the University of San Francisco.

Honorary Directors

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Jane McCahon, Honorary Director

Vice President – Corporate Relations and Corporate Secretary
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.

Jane McCahon oversees the investor relations and corporate governance activities of TDS and its publicly traded subsidiary, U.S. Cellular. McCahon joined TDS in 2009 as vice president of corporate relations, and became corporate secretary in 2013. Before joining TDS, McCahon was a principal with Massachusetts-based Conway Communications, which developed investor relations programs for a diverse range of companies. Prior to that, she was vice president of corporate relations for Eastern Enterprises in Weston, MA, and served as manager of investor relations for Waban, Inc. (now BJ’s Wholesale Club). McCahon is a member of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, and a member and former chair of NIRI. She is a co-founder and former chair of the NIRI Ethics Council, and has also served on the NIRI Senior Roundtable Steering Committee. McCahon received a BA in economics and finance from Bentley College and a JD from Suffolk University Law School.

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Karen Warren, Honorary Director

Retired

Karen Warren retired in 2010, after 25 years in investor relations, as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations at Hasbro, Inc. Prior to joining Hasbro, Karen was Senior Vice President (SVP) of IR at State Street Corporation in Boston. Before that, she held senior level IR positions at Shiva Corp, FTP Software, and was SVP of Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning at Sterling Bancshares Corporation and Sterling Bank.

She is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). She is former Chairman of the Board of Directors of NIRI National and past president of the Boston Chapter of NIRI, where she currently serves as an Honorary Director. In 2013, NIRI National inducted her into the inaugural class of NIRI Fellows and in 2010, they recognized her for Individual Chapter Leadership. Additionally, she is past President of the Investor Relations Association and a founding member of the NIRI National Ethics Council.

Previously, she taught Investor Relations at the Graduate School of Communications Management at Simmons College and has been a guest lecturer at Bentley College and the University of Rhode Island.

Prior to beginning her career in investor relations in 1987, she held a number of positions professionally and in the community, including serving on the Chelmsford Zoning Board of Appeals, Traffic and Safety Committee and the Home Rule Advisory Committee. Additionally, she was a police officer, professional photographer and an Emergency Medical Technician.

Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston College, Masters in Communications Management from Simmons College and her Associates Degree from Middlesex Community College. She currently serves on the board of Directors of The Founders Golf Club in Sarasota and has served on the board of various condominium associations.

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Maureen Wolff, Honorary Director

President & Partner
Sharon Merrill Associates

Maureen T. Wolff is President and Partner at Sharon Merrill, a strategic investor relations and critical communications advisory firm. A national thought leader in investor relations and corporate communications, Wolff leads the implementation of the firm’s strategic vision and provides high-level strategic counsel to Sharon Merrill’s clients. Wolff is a past chairman and board member of NIRI National and a current member of NIRI’s Senior IR Roundtable. She is a frequent speaker on investor relations issues and has delivered speeches and participated on investor relations panel discussions regarding corporate governance, crisis communications, shareholder activism and Regulation FD at conferences sponsored by the New York Stock Exchange, the National Association of Corporate Directors, NIRI, the Publicity Club of NE, Business Wire and other professional development organizations. In addition, Wolff has received awards from the Public Relations Society of America, the Publicity Club of New England and Women’s Business magazine. Prior to joining Sharon Merrill in 1985, Wolff held positions in the investor relations and corporate communications departments at Lotus Development Corporation. She received a B.A. degree in Communications from Montclair State University. Wolff’s specialized training includes completion of prescribed studies in “Financial and IR” at the Simmons College Graduate Program in Communications.

Past Presidents

SUSAN KLEIN 2000 - 2001
MAUREEN WOLFF 2001 - 2002
S. KELLEY MACDONALD 2002 - 2003
RICHARD YERGANIAN 2004 - 2005
VALERIE HAERTEL 2004 - 2005
ANDREW KRAMER 2005 - 2006
DAVID CALUSDIAN 2006 - 2007
JAMES CHIAFERY 2007 - 2008
BRIAN NORRIS 2007 - 2008
ROBERT JOYCE 2008 - 2009
JUSTINE KOENINGSBERG 2009 - 2010
ALEXIA TAXIARCHOS 2010 - 2011
JEREMIAH SISITSKY 2011 - 2012
MARTHA SCHAEFER 2012 - 2013
ROBERT BENNETT 2012 - 2013
MEREDITH KAYA 2012 - 2013
JEANNE HESS 2014 - 2015
JASON FREDETTE 2015 - 2017

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