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Sharon Merrill President and Partner Maureen Wolff selected as 2014 NIRI Fellow

Maureen WolffSharon Merrill Associates President and Partner Maureen Wolff was selected as one of five new National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) Fellows. NIRI Fellows are recognized leaders who represent the ideals of the investor relations (IR) profession, and have distinguished themselves on the basis of their integrity, leadership, involvement and contributions to the IR profession throughout their careers.

Sharon Merrill, Chairman and CEO of Sharon Merrill Associates said, “Maureen is extremely well deserving of this great honor by the National Investor Relations Institute. She has been a leader in the advancement of the investor relations profession for the past 30 years and an ardent supporter of NIRI. Congratulations to Maureen and the 2014 class of NIRI Fellows.”

In the NIRI announcement of the Fellows Class of 2014 , NIRI CEO Jeff Morgan said, “I am delighted to honor these five outstanding individuals who have been so important to the development of the profession and to NIRI’s success. NIRI Fellows are nominated by their peers, and represent the highest standards in the investor relations profession and in our community. We look forward to honoring them at the 2014 NIRI Annual Conference this June.”

At Sharon Merrill Associates, Maureen leads the implementation of the firm’s strategic vision and provides high-level counsel to clients. She is a trusted advisor to CEOs, CFOs and boards of directors on critical issues including shareholder activism, crisis communications and disclosure. She is a past chairman and board member of NIRI and is a current member of NIRI’s Senior IR Roundtable. Maureen also is a past president and honorary director of NIRI’s Boston Chapter. She is a frequent speaker on investor relations issues in academic, professional and media organizations.

The 2014 class of NIRI Fellows also includes David K. Erickson, VP of Investor Relations at Edwards Lifesciences Corp.; Barbara Gasper, EVP of Investor Relations at MasterCard Incorporated; Carol Murray-Negron, President of Equanimity; and Matthew Stroud, Senior VP of Investor Relations at Darden Restaurants, Inc.

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