Sharon Merrill Senior Associate Jamie Bernard, IRC Honored as One of NIRI’s “40 Under 40”

Merrill Associates
, a nationally recognized investor relations and
strategic communications advisory firm, announced that the National
Investor Relations Institute (“NIRI”) has awarded Jamie Bernard, IRC as
part of NIRI’s inaugural class of the “40 Under 40” recognition program,
which honors “the most talented young individuals in the investor
relations community.”

“I am honored to be recognized by the National Investor Relations
Institute as a young leader in IR,” said Jamie Bernard. “NIRI has been a
valuable resource as I advance in my IR career. During this time of
rapid change in investor relations, I look forward to applying my
expertise to help public companies address new challenges such as
communicating their environmental, social and governance strategies,
navigating the changing sell-side landscape, and driving investor
interest during the rise of passive investing.”

“Jamie’s integrity and passion, combined with her IR knowledge, make her
a trusted advisor to our clients and a valued member of our team,” said
Maureen Wolff, chief executive officer of Sharon Merrill. “We are proud
to congratulate Jamie on this deserved recognition.”

Jamie received her award during the 2019 NIRI Annual Conference in
Phoenix, Arizona.

About Jamie Bernard
Jamie A. Bernard, IRC, is a senior
associate at Sharon Merrill Associates. She counsels clients on a broad
range of investor relations issues, including corporate positioning,
financial disclosure, investor day planning, analyst and investor
targeting, competitive intelligence and online communications. Jamie
earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration in Finance and Banking
from The University of Southern Mississippi. She is currently on the
board of directors of the Boston Chapter of the National Investor
Relations Institute. She received her Investor Relations Charter (IRC®)
in 2016 and received the Higgins Scholarship award in 2016 and in 2019
from the Boston Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute.
This award recognizes select individuals that best demonstrate their
desire to continue his or her study of investor relations.

About the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)
in 1969, NIRI (
is the professional association of corporate officers and investor
relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate
management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial
community constituents. NIRI is the largest professional investor
relations association in the world with more than 3,300 members
representing more than 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in
stock market capitalization. Through its collaborative community, NIRI
advances engagement in the capital markets and drives best practices in
corporate disclosures, governance, and informed investing.

About Sharon Merrill Associates
Sharon Merrill Associates
has more than 30 years of experience helping companies navigate a wide
range of investor relations issues, and has earned a national reputation
as preeminent industry thought leaders. Our clients stay with us for
many years because they value the counsel of our senior-level IR experts
and they count on the fact that we deliver results. The firm’s
engagements range from strategic positioning and messaging, quarterly
earnings communications and investor meetings development, to ESG
communications, shareholder activism defense and investor day
coordination. For more information, visit


David Calusdian
Sharon Merrill Associates, Inc.

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