Leadership Team

Current Board Officers
Baltimore
Louis Baltimore
Chapter President
Biographical information

Louis Baltimore joined NIRI in 2017 and currently serves as President of the Rocky Mountain NIRI Chapter. Louis is the VP of Investor Relations at Heliogen (NYSE: HLGN), a renewable energy technology company. Louis has held various investor relations and corporate finance roles in the oil and gas industry before joining Heliogen. 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.

Dowling
Marti Dowling
Past President
Biographical information

Marti Dowling first became a NIRI member in October 1998. She joined the Rocky Mountain Chapter’s Board in May 2016 and currently serves as Immediate Past President. 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 her 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. Previous to that, Marti 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 an MBA – Finance and Accounting, also from Regis University.

Jonathan Beigle
Jonathan Beigle
Secretary
Biographical information
Jonathan Beigle, CFA® currently serves as Secretary and Logistics Chair for the Rocky Mountain NIRI Chapter. Jonathan is President and CEO of Ridgeline Royalties, a royalty company focused on providing financing to battery metal producers. Prior to founding Ridgeline, Jonathan was a part of Newmont Corporation’s award-winning IR program. While Jonathan was at Newmont, IR Magazine named Newmont “Best in Sector: Materials” in 2020. In addition, Institutional Investor magazine named Newmont as the #1 IR Team in metals and mining in 2020. Jonathan is also a member of National Investor Relations Institute’s 2020 “40 Under 40” class. Prior to Newmont, Jonathan spent 11 years at Manning & Napier Advisors, an institutional investment firm with ~$50 billion in assets under management based in Rochester, NY. Jonathan has a Masters of Mining Engineering & Management from the South Dakota School of Mines and a bachelor’s degree in Business from Liberty University. Jonathan is also a CFA® charter holder.
Benjamin Treseder
Benjamin Treseder
Treasurer
Biographical information
Benjamin Treseder joined NIRI in 2019 and currently serves as Treasurer, having previously served as Programming Co-Chair for the Rocky Mountain NIRI Chapter. Benjamin has been in a role supporting businesses for 9+ years. Over the course of his career, Ben has helped companies manage solutions for Document & Print Management, Human Relations, and Investor Relations. Ben is currently an Account Manager for Broadridge Financial Services, representing Corporate Issuers on tasks relating to Annual & Special Meetings, Corporate Actions, and Shareholder Communication. He enjoys the outdoors, has 2 dogs, and races a vintage Formula-V race car.
Wells
Hunter Wells
Governance
Biographical information
Hunter Wells has over a decade of Investor Relations experience creating and executing best-in-class IR programs for numerous companies across industry sectors. Hunter joined The Hanover Insurance Group, a leading property and casualty insurer, in March 2022 as the AVP, Investor Relations. Previously, Hunter served as the Vice President, Investor Relations at Century Communities, the 9th largest national homebuilder. From 2017 to 2019, Hunter was the Manager, Investor Relations at Zayo Group Holdings, a communications infrastructure provider, where her team was awarded the “Best IR
 
Program – Telecom” in 2017 and 2018 by Institutional Investor. Prior to her role at Zayo, Hunter was a Vice President at ICR, an integrated communications firm, where she handled IR operations for clients ranging in market cap of $500 million to $15 billion in the Consumer and Retail sectors. She presently serves as Governance Ambassador on the board of directors for the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) – Rocky Mountain Chapter and was named a “40 Under 40” honoree in 2020. Hunter graduated from Northeastern University, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2011.
Cooper
Heathe Cooper
Vice President and Membership Chair
Biographical information

Heathe Cooper has been an active member of NIRI since 1998. She is currently serving her eleventh term as Vice President and Membership Chair for the Rocky Mountain Chapter and has previously served the Chapter as Sponsorship Chair and a Golden Summit Committee lead. Heathe has three decades of experience in the graphic design industry and is currently a Director at Watermark, a Denver-based boutique marketing communications agency. Prior to joining Watermark, she spent two decades at Curran & Connors, establishing the Rocky Mountain region as Regional Manager after a successful stint in the Company's NY headquarters. Residing in Longmont, Colorado, Heathe has served nine years on the Board of Directors of The Longmont Humane Society. She enjoys riding her motorcycle and daily dog play dates with her fellow pet-obsessed friends.

Brandon Potthoff
Brandon Potthoff
Sponsorship Chair
Biographical information
Brandon Potthoff currently serves as Sponsorship Chair for the Rocky Mountain NIRI Chapter. He joined Ball Corporation in 2013, a global supplier of aluminum packaging for beverage, personal care, and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services for the U.S. government. Brandon has held multiple positions at Ball, including corporate real estate and global treasury roles and currently serves as Director, Investor Relations. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance degree from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Miranda
Miranda Villavicencio
Programs Co-Chair
Biographical information

Miranda Villavicencio joined Ball Corporation, a global supplier of metal packaging for beverage, personal care, and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services for the U.S. government in 2021 as an intern and is now an investor relations analyst. Miranda has experience in scholarly research through the University of Denver Sturm Law School and Dept. of Comparative and Regional Studies also at the University of Denver. She holds a B.A from the University of Northern Colorado in International Affairs; Global Political Economy and is currently on track to graduate in June of 2022, from the University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies with a master’s in Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration.

Natalie
Natalie Richardson
Programs Co-Chair
Biographical information

Natalie Richardson, Director of Sales, joined Morrow Sodali in 2021. Natalie has advised Corporate Issuers and their outside counsel on critical milestones for annual compliance matters, including strategies for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), anti- takeover, compensation, proxy issues and increasing shareholder engagement. Her experience in financial disclosure solutions includes content and design services for the Annual Report and proxy statement, trends in human capital disclosure, ESG and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) sections of the annual meeting proxy statement.

Natalie takes pride in helping her clients execute a successful corporate event from beginning to end. Her expertise spans across Mergers & Acquisitions, Initial Public Offerings, private and public offerings of equity and debt, tender offers, rights offerings, exchange offers, corporate restructurings, spin-offs, Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), Annual General Meetings, Extraordinary General Meetings, and proxy contests.

She is an active member of Society for Corporate Governance, NIRI National, NIRI Rocky Mountain Chapter and currently serves on the NIRI Service Provider Council & Annual Conference Committee. Natalie holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from The University of Colorado at Boulder.
 

Mark Alexee
Mark Alexee
Director at Large
Biographical information

Mark Alexee currently serves as Director at Large, having previously served as Vice President and Treasurer for the Rocky Mountain NIRI Chapter. Mark is the Director of Commercial and Operations Strategy at Neo Performance Materials (TSX:NEO), where he guides long-term strategy including Investor Relations efforts. He has 14 years experience in investor relations (public issuer and consulting sides) and corporate finance. Prior to Neo, he advised small- and mid-cap programs at TSR Concepts, an investor relations consultancy he founded. 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.

Brandon
Brandon Day
Director at Large
Biographical information
Brandon Day currently serves as IR Manager at Whiting Petroleum.  Previously, Brandon served as an IR Analyst for Whiting and has worked in the Gulf Coast Asset Team that operated wells in East Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Mr. Day started his career with Whiting Petroleum in 2005, working in the Accounts Payable department. 
Ann Scott
Ann Scott
Director at Large
Biographical information

Ann Scott has been member of NIRI since 1999 and currently serves as Director at Large, having previously served 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 aluminum 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 34-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.

Rebecca
Rebecca Palumbo
Past President & Director at Large
Biographical information

Rebecca Palumbo became a member of NIRI in 2012 and currently serves as Past President for the Rocky Mountain Chapter, having previously served as President, Vice President, Secretary and Logistics Chair, Programs Chair and Director 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 primarily produces coal in the Illinois Basin for the electric power generation industry.