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 with the SEC and NASDAQ. 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 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.
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.
Chris Barkley has been a member of NIRI since 2015 and currently serves as Manager, Investor Relations & Market Intelligence for Ball Corporation, a global supplier of metal packaging for beverage, food and household products customers and of aerospace and other technologies and services for the U.S. government. Chris joined Ball in 2008 and prior to investor relations held positions in operations, strategy and sales. Chris graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and holds a Master’s degree from Regis University in Business Administration with a specialization in strategic management.
Marisa Jacobs currently serves as Director at Large for NIRI Rocky Mountain and is the Senior Director, 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 also serves on an Advisory Board at Fordham University in connection with their Masters in Investor Relations program. 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.
Carole serves as the Vice President and Partnership Chair for Rocky Mountain NIRI. She also provides consulting services as a Strategic Investor Relations Advisor helping address critical Investor Relations matters and strategic communications. Carole led Investor Relations for tw telecom inc. (formerly Time Warner Telecom) from 2001 to 2015, until its acquisition. As TWTC’s VP of Investor Relations, she provided leadership during many strategic events and growth cycles including secondary equity offerings, refinancings, acquisitions, new technology and product launches and shareholder activism. She also led key finance roles at US West, Inc. and MediaOne Group, Inc. and served as an Audit Manager for Arthur Andersen & Co.