Chapter Officers


Lynne Maxeiner, President

Lynne Maxeiner is Vice President, Global Treasury and Investor Relations at Vertiv. Lynne joined Emerson in 1997 and transitioned with Vertiv during the sale to Platinum Equity in 2016. Lynne held several senior level roles with Emerson, including Director, Investor Relations for Emerson for four years. Lynne earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri, and an MBA from Washington University.


Brian Vereb, Vice President

Brian Vereb is the Head of IR at Alliance Data.

With more than 13 years of banking experience, Vereb previously served as a Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst at Huntington, The Private Bank (Chicago), Bank of America, and LaSalle Bank. Within these positions, Brian was responsible for partnering with Private Wealth, Treasury Management, and Capital Markets to improve financial focus, reporting, and performance expectations.

Vereb graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, with a Finance focus.

Vereb lives in Bexley, Ohio with his wife Alicia and their four children.


John Kompa, APR, Treasurer

John Kompa serves as Vice President, Investor Relations and Public Affairs for Hexion Inc. He is responsible for Hexion’s public affairs, global media relations, investor relations and community relations initiatives. He joined Hexion as Director of Investor Relations in 2006 and assumed his current role in 2012.

Kompa previously served as vice president and firm officer with two leading independent investor relations and public relations firms, providing senior-level counsel to listed companies and a wide variety of clients.

Kompa has served on several non-profit organization Boards, including Children’s Hunger Alliance (current), Kids Voting of Central Ohio and the March of Dimes of Central Ohio.

He is the past president of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), a recipient of the PRSA Tom Poling Distinguished Practitioner Award and in an accredited member (“APR”) of the organization. Kompa also served as president of the Central Ohio Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and is currently treasurer. Kompa is a graduate of the Leadership Columbus Program and a past recipient of Business First’s “Forty under 40” award.

He earned an MBA from Capital University graduating with honors and a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.


Carol Merry, Membership Chair

Carol provides strategic communications counsel on investor relations, reputation and crisis management and leads investor relations and corporate communications practices at Fahlgren Mortine

Previously, Carol led corporate communications, investor relations and marketing for Lexford Residential Trust, a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT) that owned and managed more than 60,000 apartments, and was Director of Marketing for a prominent limited-service motel chain with more than 200 motels in the eastern U.S

Carol is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and its Senior Roundtable and NIRI’s Chapter Officers Speakers Bureau. She is a founding member, past president and current board member of the Central Ohio NIRI chapter. For seven years, she served as a judge in the Deloitte Business Plan Competition at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. She has also presented and served on panels addressing crisis communications, reputation management, media relations and investor relations at various colleges and professional organization meetings and is a member of the national Advertising Education Foundation Speakers Bureau. Carol also serves on the Program Committee for the Columbus Metropolitan Club

In addition to these professional leadership positions, Carol has a number of community service interests. She served on the boards of Preservation Ohio and Columbus Landmarks Foundation, and is a member of the Archaeological Society of Ohio, the Archaeological Conservancy, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and served on Ohio’s Civil War 150 advisory committee.

Carol is a graduate of The Ohio State University and lives in Dublin, OH.


Greg Lemenchick , Director-at-Large

Greg Lemenchick joined Wendy’s in 2013 and was named Sr. Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis in October of 2019. Mr. Lemenchick is responsible for overseeing the Company’s investor relations function as well as acting as the primary contact for sell-side analysts and portfolio managers. Mr. Lemenchick also oversees the Company’s monthly financial reporting, forecasting and long-range planning. He has also held several prior roles at Wendy’s in Financial Planning & Analysis, Investor Relations, and as the Director of Development Finance.

A native of Renfrew Ontario, Canada, Mr. Lemenchick began his career with Ernst & Young as a Manager in their Assurance practice in Columbus, Ohio from 2007 to 2013.

Greg graduated with Accounting and Human Resources degrees from Ohio Valley University and currently holds his CPA license.