Leadership Team

Current Board Officers
Rebecca Palumbo
Biographical information

Rebecca Palumbo became a member of NIRI in 2012 and currently serves as President for the Rocky Mountain Chapter, having previously served as Vice President, Secretary and Logistics Chair, Programs Chair and as an Officer at Large. She is the Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Administration at Hallador Energy Company (Nasdaq: HNRG), a position she has held since March 2013. Her primary responsibilities are shareholder relations, managing corporate governance, and external financial reporting and compliance. Since she started her employment at Hallador in 1988, she has had various positions. Hallador is primarily a coal mining company, with operations in the Illinois Basin.

Kathleen Marvin
Board Director, Immediate Past President
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Kathleen Marvin originally joined NIRI in 2008 and most recently served as President for the Rocky Mountain Chapter, and has previously served as the Chapter’s Secretary. Kathleen is Director, Investor Relations, for CSG. Since joining the company in 2000, she also held positions in business finance and corporate development. Prior to that, she was an equity analyst with Denver Investments covering the media and technology industries. Kathleen has over 25 years of experience in investor relations, financial analysis and portfolio management. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Iowa State University and a Chartered Financial Analyst charter.

Mark Alexee
Mark Alexee
Vice President, Treasurer
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Mark Alexee is Managing Partner at TSR Concepts, an investor relations consultancy, and has 10+ years experience in Investor Relations and Corporate Finance. From 2015 through 2018, he led investor relations and treasury at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG), where he helped navigate shareholder dialogue through a national food safety crisis, shareholder activism, and change management. Prior to Chipotle, he helped launch the inaugural IR program at Molycorp, Inc. (NYSE: MCP), and held several corporate finance and strategy roles while at Molycorp and Dish Network (NYSE: DISH). He began his career advising IR programs with FTI Consulting in Chicago, and initially joined NIRI in 2006.

Louis Baltimore
Director at Large - Programs Co-Chair
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Louis Baltimore joined NIRI in 2017 and is currently the Director of Investor Relations at Extraction Oil & Gas (Nasdaq: XOG), an exploration and production company focused on acquiring, finding and producing oil and gas reserves in the DJ Basin of Colorado. He joined the company in February 2017 shortly after its IPO. Prior to that, Louis was the Investor Relations Analyst at Cimarex Energy (NYSE: XEC). Louis moved to Denver from the East Coast in 2011 to do equity research covering E&P stocks for Macquarie Capital. After graduating from business school, he worked for a small private E&P where he successfully secured a $300 million private equity commitment for a project in Ohio’s Utica Shale. Louis earned a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University and holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Deborah Coffman
Communications Co-Chair
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Deborah Coffman became a NIRI member in 2018. Deborah joined Summit Materials in 2013. She has been the Corporate Communications and Legal Projects Coordinator since 2015 and was previously an analyst. In her current role she manages Summit’s social media presence, works in partnership with IR and Sustainability firms develop Annual Reports, websites, and other related external communications. She has strong communication and branding skills. Deborah has a Masters of the Arts focused in Applied Philosophy from Bowling Green State University and is currently working on an MS Marketing degree.

Heathe Cooper
Vice President and Membership Chair
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Heathe Cooper has been an active member of NIRI since 1998. She is currently serving her 8th term as Vice President and Membership Chair for the Rocky Mountain Chapter and has previously served the Chapter as Sponsorship Chair and on the Golden Summit Committees. Heathe has three decades of experience in the graphic design industry and is currently a Director at Watermark, a communications design firm. Prior to joining Watermark, she spent two decades at Curran & Connors, becoming Regional Manager in the Rocky Mountain region after a successful stint in the Company's NY headquarters, Residing in Longmont, CO, Heathe has served nine years on the Board of Directors of The Longmont Humane Society.

Marti Dowling
Secretary and Logistics Chair
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Marti Dowling first became a NIRI member in October 1998 and joined the Rocky Mountain Chapter’s Board in May 2016. She currently serves on the Board as the Secretary and Logistics Chair. Marti is the Director of Investor Relations for National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE: NSA), a self-storage REIT headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado and which launched its IPO in April 2015. In this role, Marti directs all aspects of Investor and Media Relations for NSA. Prior to joining NSA, she served as Manager – Investor Relations for PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCE), an oil and gas E&P company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Previously, she worked with Aspect Energy, Inc., Chateau Communities (NYSE: CPJ) and Forest Oil Corporation (NYSE: FST), all Denver-based companies. Marti graduated cum laude from Regis University with a dual-major Bachelor of Science Degree in Management – Finance emphasis and Marketing. She went on to earn a MBA – Finance and Accounting, also from Regis University.

Tricia Haugeto
Vice President - Communications Chair
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Tricia Haugeto has been a member of NIRI since 2017 and currently serves as Vice President, Communications Chair for the Rocky Mountain chapter. From 2001-2019, she served as Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations for Array BioPharma, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of targeted small molecule drugs to treat patients afflicted with cancer. Prior to joining Array in 2001, Tricia held positions of increasing responsibility in Public Affairs at Bristol-Myers Squibb, a global pharmaceutical company. Tricia graduated from Douglass College with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree and holds a Master’s degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in Communications and Information Science.

Marisa Jacobs
Director at Large
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Marisa Jacobs currently serves as Director at Large for NIRI Rocky Mountain and is the Global Head of Investor Relations at Crocs, Inc.. Previously, Marisa served as the Vice President of Investor Relations at Express, Inc., Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at two other publicly traded companies, Covanta Energy, and Claire’s Stores. Marisa is a published author in the field of investor relations with articles appearing in Investor Relations Magazine, IR Update and Accounting and Business. Marisa holds a BA from Dickinson College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She also holds a JD from Columbia University School of Law.

Colleen Kilduff
Vice President and Programs Chair
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Colleen Kilduff joined NIRI in 2017. She is a New Jersey native who has lived in Denver since 2010 and joined Business Wire in May of 2017. Colleen has been in client facing positions since 1994. Formerly a Business Development Manager in IT staffing, she helped companies fill their open roles in technology. Colleen serviced Investor Relations executives from 2003-2012, as an Account Manager for companies that eventually became known as Ipreo. Earlier in her career Colleen worked in financial services, in New York at Swiss Bank (now UBS) and Boston at Fidelity. Her family of 4 includes her husband and two children. Colleen spent a year in South America in 1999 and enjoys travel, skiing, and hiking. In her free time, she enjoys making candles, researching the family ancestry and trying new restaurants.

Steve Nutt
Director at Large
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Steve Nutt has been an active member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of NIRI since 2007. He held the offices of President, Membership Chair, Programs Co-Chair and Director at Large. Steve is Director of Sales at Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. He was a member of the Broadridge Steering Committee tasked with implementing and educating issuers on proxy distribution, the annual meeting process, and Notice & Access. He has over 27 years of experience in Account Management and is a Colorado native. Steve graduated from Colorado State University with an emphasis in business and entrepreneurship.

Mallory Schmitz
Sponsorship Co-Chair
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Mallory Schmitz joined NIRI in 2018 and is the Investor Relations Senior Analyst at Molson Coors Brewing Company. Prior to her role in Investor Relations, she was on the Molson Coors International Accounting and Finance team and was an Auditor with KPMG. Mallory holds Bachelor and Master of Accountancy degrees from University of Denver and is a CPA.

Ann Scott
Vice President and Sponsorship Chair
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Ann Scott has been member of NIRI since 1999 and currently serves as Vice President and Sponsorship Chair for the Rocky Mountain Chapter. Ann is also a member of the NIRI Senior Roundtable. Ann Scott is Vice President, Investor Relations for Ball Corporation, a global supplier of metal packaging for beverage, personal care and household products customers and of aerospace and other technologies and services for the U.S. government. Ann joined Ball in 1988 and throughout her 31-year career moved into positions of increasing responsibility in the administrative, treasury and finance departments. After Ball relocated its corporate headquarters to Broomfield, Colorado in 1998, Ann assumed overall responsibility for the company’s investor relations program including serving on the disclosure and governance committees and as competitive intelligence liaison to the strategic planning department. Ann Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Ball State University.