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On April 10th, 2024 our KC NIRI chapter joined together with members of Kansas City’s Society for Corporate Governance for a well-attended event at J. Rieger. Eric Carlson with Notified gave an excellent and timely presentation that explored the Impact of AI on public companies. We look forward to partnering with the Society for Corporate Governance on future events.

On December 14th, our KC NIRI chapter enjoyed a casual holiday outing at the brand new Puttery on the Country Club Plaza. We competed in indoor mini-golf while noshing on appetizers and enjoying holiday spirits. The Country Club Plaza – famous for its beautiful holiday lights – is always a fun spot for our December event. We look forward to upcoming chapter events in 2024 … stay tuned for details!

On September 20th, 2023 KC NIRI chapter members had a ball attending a Sporting Kansas City game when the team played Nashville SC. We kicked off the evening enjoying food and drink in the UMB Field Club (thank you Kay Gregory!), then moved to our designated seats. We were also treated to food/drink and merchandise vouchers that evening, so many of us came away with cool Sporting KC swag! We look forward to attending a future Sporting KC game!

On June 12th, 2023, several members of our KC NIRI chapter held a casual gathering at Boulevard Brewery to discuss highlights from the recent NIRI National Conference in Chicago. Programs Chair Jordyn Eskijian – who attended the conference and was recognized as a Rising Star Under 40 – shared a recap of the various programs, and the group discussed hot button topics from the conference like ESG and AI. It was a fun yet informative KC NIRI event!

On February 27th, 2023 NIRI National President and CEO Matt Brusch joined our KC NIRI chapter for dinner at Jack Stack and a “Fireside Chat.” It was a pleasure to have Matt join us in person. We enjoyed a tasty barbecue dinner and a lively conversation about “all things NIRI.”

On December 5th, 2022, the KC NIRI Chapter held its Holiday Dinner at Garozzo’s Italian Restaurant. The group was delighted to get back together for what has been an annual holiday tradition, interrupted by the pandemic. It was an evening of great food and lively discussion among IR colleagues.

On August 23rd, 2022, our KC NIRI Chapter enjoyed a well-attended outing at a Kansas City Monarchs game at Legends Field. It was great to be out at the ballpark enjoying comradery with our NIRI friends and colleagues!

On May 5th, 2022, NIRI Kansas City held a fun outing at Top Golf in Overland Park. It was good to get our members together for a relaxing event after few opportunities for in-person gatherings throughout the pandemic. There were seasoned golfers in attendance along with a few “newbies.” Everyone had a chance to swing a club – and check their speed and distance – while enjoying cool beverages and tasty appetizers.

On November 4th, 2021 our Kansas City NIRI chapter held a program sponsored by Okapi Partners entitled “Proxy Season Outlook: Investor Sentiment in 2022 and Beyond.” Our first dinner event in many months was held at Brio Italian Grille and included a lively discussion about the upcoming proxy season as well as shareholder engagement, ESG and activism.

On April 7th, 2021, NIRI Kansas City hosted a virtual meeting, "Decoding the Larry Fink Letter," sponsored by Rivel. David Bobker, Rivel’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Governance and Sustainability, and members of Rivel’s Governance and Sustainability team, led an informative and timely discussion on Larry Fink’s 2021 Letter to CEOs and how it applies to corporations. The group discussed climate change risks & opportunities, integrating SASB and TCFD, human capital management, setting goals & targets and bringing it all together.

On December 10, 2020, NIRI Kansas City hosted a virtual meeting, "Post-Election Debrief and Anticipated Business or Economic Effects," sponsored by Nasdaq. Participants received two bottles of wine in advance of the meeting, then enjoyed a wine tasting discussion facilitated by Cellar Rat Wine Merchants. The wine tasting was followed by a presentation by Nasdaq Chief Economist Phil Mackintosh. All-in-all, a fun, yet informative, event!

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

NIRI Kansas City is pleased to announce sponsorship opportunities for this year's programs. Any firm that participates will be listed as part of the NIRI-KC website yearly calendar and included on signage at each event. For sponsorship opportunities, please email us at NIRI.KansasCity@gmail.com.

NIRI Career Transition Program

The NIRI Career Transition program assists members who become unemployed. The program suspends national membership dues for a period of up to twelve months at the end of their current membership term. Members will continue to receive national member benefits, including access to the Career Center, salary survey, e-learning, and networking opportunities.

Members must be unemployed and active, dues-paying members at the time of application. This program is not retroactive for previous periods of unemployment.

If members are re-employed during the dues suspension, they are expected to renew their paid membership with NIRI at that time.

Approval is conditional upon NIRI review and qualification for the program. Application forms are available at www.niri.org in the Members section.

What’s on Your Mind?

Have an idea for a program, topic or speaker? How about a suggestion on where to host a meeting? Let us know! We want to provide programming that fits your needs. Email us at NIRI.KansasCity@gmail.com to tell us what’s on your mind.