SOURCE: NIRI Silicon Valley Chapter

July 31, 2008 16:05 ET

The Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) Announces New Officers and Board Members for Its 2008 - 2009 Term

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - The Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) today announced its Board of Directors for the 2008-2009 term. Its leadership team includes senior investor relations officers and communications consultants from the Northern California area -- each of whom commit to a one-year term of volunteer service once elected to the Board of Directors.

The Silicon Valley Chapter is one of the largest chapters of NIRI, comprising of nearly 250 investor relations practitioners, corporate officers, consultants, and partners responsible for the advancement and discipline of investor relations practices within the local community.

Officers re-elected to the Board of Directors for the 2008-2009 term include the following:

--  Tom Rathjen, Vice President of Investor Relations at Accuray (Nasdaq:
    ARAY) - President
--  Ken Bond, Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate
    Communications at VeriSign (Nasdaq: VRSN) - President-Elect and Vice
    President of Professional Development
--  Tricia Gugler, Senior Director of Investor Relations at Electronic
    Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) - Vice President of Programs
--  Lisa Chiorello, Investor Relations Manager at Juniper Networks
    (Nasdaq: JNPR) - Programs Co-Chair
--  Victoria Hyde-Dunn, Director of Investor Relations at Visa, Inc.
    (NYSE: V) - Vice President of Seminars
--  Hunter Landers, Vice President of Creative Strategy Group, Inc. - Vice
    President of Membership
--  Judy Davies, Vice President of Investor Relations at Verigy (Nasdaq:
    VRGY) - Vice President of Marketing and Communications
--  Brian Walton, Regional Sales Manager at MarketWire - Vice President of
    Board Affairs
--  Michelle Levine, Director of Investor Relations at JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU)
--  Director at Large
--  Peter Schuman, Investor Relations Manager at Intel Corporation
    (Nasdaq: INTC) - Director at Large
    

In addition, the Silicon Valley Chapter has appointed four new officers to their Board of Directors for the 2008-2009 term:

--  Sam Wolff, Senior Director of Investor Relations at Yahoo! (Nasdaq:
    YHOO) - Treasurer
--  Remy Bernarda, Director of Investor Relations at Hana Biosciences
    (Nasdaq: HNAB) - Programs Co-Chair
--  Kelly McGeehan, Director of Corporate Services at Ipreo - Seminars Co-
    Chair
--  Brenda Ropoulos, President of Vision Arts Communications - Marketing
    and Communications Co-Chair
    

To learn more about the NIRI Silicon Valley Chapter or for additional information about its Board of Directors, please go to www.nirisv.org.

About NIRI Silicon Valley

The Silicon Valley Chapter is one of the largest chapters of NIRI, comprising of nearly 250 investor relations practitioners, corporate officers, consultants, and partners responsible for the advancement and discipline of investor relations practices within the local community. In 2008, NIRI Silicon Valley earned the Best Overall Large Chapter Award. This is the most distinguished award a local chapter can achieve in recognition of excellence for its programming, special events, member services, communications, professional development and external affairs. To become a member of the NIRI Silicon Valley chapter, please contact Hunter Landers at hlanders@csg-design.com or to learn more about the organization, please visit www.nirisv.org.

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