The 44-year-old National Investor Relations Institute has named its inaugural class of NIRI Fellows based on nominations from peers.
NIRI president and CEO Jeffrey Morgan said the Fellows represent the "highest standards in the investor relations profession and NIRI community."
The first group includes:
Mark Aaron, VP, IR, Tiffany & Co.
Don Allen, partner, The Allen Group
Kay Breakstone, president, Breakstone Group
Sally Curley, senior VP, IR, Cardinal Health
Mickey Foster, VP, IR, FedEx
Len Griehs, retired member, former VP, IR, Campbell Soup Co.
Jane McCahon, VP - corporate Relations and corporate secretary, Telephone and Data Systems
Dewitt Morrill, retired member and NIRI founding member
Mark Steinkrauss, retired member, ex-head of IR, Digital Equipment Corp.
Bina Thompson, senior VP, IR, Colgate-Palmolive
Karen Warren, retired member, ex-IR head, Hasbro
Fellows have to be NIRI members of at least 10 years. The group said now more than five Fellows will be approved annually, except for this first year.
Morgan said the group will be honored at NIRI's annual conference in June.