I'm excited  to lead the National Investor Relations Institute's Central Ohio Chapter this year!

Central Ohio is headquarters to 20 Fortune 1000 companies and close to 30 public companies, spanning a wide range of industries from consumer goods, financial services, healthcare, industrials, housing, retail, restaurants, transportation, utilities - and an aggregate market capitalization of $125 billion today.

The size of Central Ohio's public sector creates a meaningful pool of investor relations, corporate governance and legal talent and expertise in the region, and we're committed to providing new opportunities for professional development for current practitioners, corporate executives, general counsel and board of directors.

Investor relations plans an important role in aligning management and shareholder interests and creating the bridges between finance, strategy, operations and marketing. We recognize the demands and challenges faced by IRO teams and NIRICO provides a unique community where IR specialists, management teams and board members will find a shared commitment to corporate governance, ethics and best practices in the investment management industry.

Please join our chapter meeting or upcoming professional development events. These events will rotate through several neighborhoods within Central Ohio. It will be good way to blow off steam and connect with your counterparts within and outside the industry! We also welcome any visiting IROs and your corporate partners.

Thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you in the near future!

Best,

Sara Macioch

President, Central Ohio Chapter