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Effective Two-way Communication Key for Investor Relations

For Immediate Release: March 18, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

How do investor relations professionals create and sustain effective two-way communications?  How do they leverage social media?  How do they use company web sites?  What tools and strategies are essential for success?  Find out the answers to these questions and more when Franklin University’s Organizational Communication and Economics majors present their “Effective Two-Way Communication Key for Investor Relations” event on Tuesday, April 26.

Join us as panelists Carol Merry, Senior IR Specialist from Fahlgren Mortine; John M. Hyre, Director Investor Relations and Corporate Communication, Commercial Vehicles Group, Inc., and Lisa Delp, Technology Investment Coordinator, Technology and Innovation Division, State of Ohio share their communication and economics expertise from this fast-paced arena.

Investor relations can be a department or an individual responsible for responding to inquiries from shareholders, investors, and anyone else interested in the company’s stock performance and financial stability.

So who cares about corporate finance and transparency? Anyone who works and draws a paycheck should, but managers, investors, and investor relations professionals are keenly aware of this area of an organization’s operations.

Effective Two-way Communication Key
for Investor Relations

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
6 - 8 p.m.

Ross Auditorium
Alumni Hall on Franklin's Main Campus
in downtown Columbus
301 E. Rich St.


Investor Relations must be aware of current and upcoming issues that an organization may face, particularly those that relate to fiduciary duty and organizational impact.  The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 established new requirements for corporate compliance and regulatory governance, significantly increasing the importance of investor relations in financial markets.  In the midst of this high-profile and important area of business operations are communications professionals – Investor Relations Specialists.  

The investor relations series is just one more example of Franklin's innovative approach toward serving both its students and creating value-added benefits for the community.

So mark your calendars and join us for an exciting look at investor relations communications.  Admission is free and is open to all interested members of the community.  Seating is limited so RSVP at today.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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