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James Hillier, President

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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Jeff Bray, Treasurer

Vice President, 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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Jackie Marcus, Secretary & Communications Committee 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.

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Rob Bradley, IRC, Advocacy Ambassador & Programming Committee Chair

Vice President, Investor Relations
LogMeIn

Rob Bradley, IRC, is the Vice President of Investor Relations at LogMeIn, a Boston headquartered company that is one of the largest software as a service companies in the world with more than two million subscribers and one billion dollars in revenue. Prior to joining LogMeIn in 2011, Rob was employed at Thermo Fisher Scientific where he participated in a management training program, culminating in a position on the investor relations team. Prior to Thermo Fisher Scientific he attended 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.

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Jamie Bernard, IRC, Membership Committee

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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Andy Blanchard, Membership Committee Chair

Vice President of Corporate Relations
Teradyne

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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Adam Bromley, CFA, Sponsorship Committee

Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance & Director of Investor Relations
Boston Private Financial Holdings

Adam Bromley, CFA , is Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Director of Investor Relations at Boston Private Financial Holdings (NASDAQ: BPFH), a wealth management, trust and private banking company based in Boston. Adam manages Boston Private’s investor relations program and works with the Executive Management team on the Company’s corporate development and strategic initiatives. Prior to his current role, Adam was Treasury Manager at Boston Private where he managed the company’s securities portfolio, derivatives program, and wholesale funding.

Adam received his MBA from the Boston University Questrom School of Business and his BA in Economics from Boston University. Adam is a CFA charterholder.

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Joshua Brodsky, Membership Committee

Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Joshua Brodsky is 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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Steve Cantor, Sponsorship Committee Chair

Vice President, Corporate Relations
Entegris

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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Candice Ellis, Communications Committee

Manager, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Acceleron Pharma

Candice Ellis is Manager, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Acceleron Pharma (XLRN). She is an experienced IR/Communications Manager with 8 years of biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience. She regularly prepares strategic communications for senior management and works to educate the investment community on Acceleron’s corporate strategy and vision to develop transformative treatment options in serious and rare diseases. Prior to joining Acceleron, she spent seven years at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals where she spent time in Investor Relations/Corporate Communications, Corporate Strategy and Corporate Performance.

She earned her MBA from Endicott College in Management and a B.S. in General Business with a focus in Communications from Nichols College.

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Gerry Gould, Sponsorship Committee

Vice President, Investor Relations
Haemonetics

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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Geoff Grande, CFA, Communications Committee

Head of Communications
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals

Geoffrey Grande, CFA, is an accomplished communications executive with nearly 20 years of experience leading investor relations, corporate communications/public relations, market research and capital markets consulting programs. He currently serves as the head of communications at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: MACK), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on biomarker-defined cancers.

Prior to joining Merrimack, Geoff was an assistant vice president at the strategic communications consulting firm FD, where he counseled clients across the healthcare, technology, finance and manufacturing industries on their investor relations initiatives. He also spent seven years at AMR Research, a technology market research and advisory firm, where he catered the firm’s research to the investment community. Geoff began his investor relations career performing equity surveillance at the Carson Group, a capital markets intelligence consulting firm.

Geoff is a CFA charterholder and holds a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College.

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Carlo Tanzi, Ph.D., IRC, Programming Committee

Principal & Co-Founder
Kendall Investor Relations

Carlo Tanzi Ph.D., IRC, is principal and co-founder of Kendall Investor Relations, a biotech focused IR consulting firm. Carlo was most recently Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Seres Therapeutics, and member of the leadership team. He continues to provide IR services to Seres.

Previously, Carlo worked at Biogen as Director of Investor Relations. Earlier in his career, Carlo was Program Management Lead at Biogen for both the Tecfidera and Tysabri programs. Carlo began his career as a healthcare management consultant at Health Advances. He earned his BA from the University of Rochester in biology and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in cell and molecular biology. Carlo is the 2017 recipient of the NIRI Boston Higgins scholarship award.

Carlo lives in Weston, MA with his wife, two boys and dog. He enjoys riding his bike, reading, and travelling.

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
SALLY CURLEY2003 - 2004
RICHARD YERGANIAN2004 - 2005
ANDREW KRAMER 2005 - 2006
DAVID CALUSDIAN 2006 - 2007
BRIAN NORRIS 2007 - 2008
ROBERT JOYCE2008 - 2009
JUSTINE KOENINGSBERG2009 - 2010
ALEXIA TAXIARCHOS2010 - 2011
JEREMIAH SISITSKY2011 - 2012
MARTHA SCHAEFER2012 - 2013
MEREDITH KAYA2013 - 2014
JEANNE HESS2014 - 2015
JASON FREDETTE2015 - 2017
ROB BRADLEY2017 - 2018

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