NACD Chicago Chapter partners with Financial Profiles for Public Relations

CHICAGO – October 12, 2017 – The Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) today announced that it has engaged Financial Profiles, Inc., a leading strategic communications firm, for public relations services. Through proactive communications, special events, and outreach programs, Financial Profiles will assist in positioning NACD Chicago as ambassadors for advancing exemplary board leadership.

“Financial Profiles has a track record of success in leveraging effective communications and public relations to help organizations build their profiles and reputations with target audiences,” said Chapter President Paul Williams. “With a deep understanding of the complex and challenging environment for corporate governance, Financial Profiles is an advocate for NACD and is uniquely qualified to assist the Chicago Chapter in its efforts to engage the corporate governance community and expand director participation in our programs. We look forward to working with Financial Profiles Senior Vice President Allyson Pooley and Managing Director Donni Case, who will be leading the effort on our behalf.”

“We are delighted to expand our relationship with NACD,” said Moira Conlon, Founder and President of Financial Profiles. “We have had a long and successful partnership with the Southern California Chapter, and we look forward to leveraging that experience and success for the benefit of the Chicago Chapter.”

Ms. Pooley said, “Our team has provided strategic communications counsel and support to directors and management teams of hundreds of companies and professional services organizations. We have a deep appreciation and respect for the knowledge and expertise that the NACD Chicago Chapter provides its members. We look forward to implementing a strategic and effective public relations plan for the Chicago Chapter.”

About the National Association of Corporate Directors

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 17,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today’s directors are well prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and corporate governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for responsible board leadership for 40 years. To learn more about NACD, visit To become an NACD member, please contact us at or 202-572-2089. If you are already a member, contact your NACD Membership Advisor at to ensure that you are receiving the best value from your membership.

About the Chicago Chapter, NACD

NACD Chicago—one of the largest chapters within the NACD Chapter system—is considered a premier chapter by providing programs that bring awareness, education, and networking to director members in the greater Chicago area and neighboring states. More than 1,000 members are served locally by NACD Chicago. For more information, visit

About Financial Profiles, Inc.

Financial Profiles is a strategic communications firm that specializes in creating client value in terms of reputation, valuation, capital, talent, or other measurable results. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the firm, which was founded in 2007 by a group of recognized industry professionals with deep knowledge of communications, finance, and journalism. Financial Profiles partners with public companies, pre-IPO companies, and asset management firms for strategic counsel and advice, expertise in value-based corporate positioning and messaging, and access to investors, analysts, and the press. The firm offers a range of specialized services including fully outsourced and project-based investor relations, IPO preparation, M&A support, strategic advisory services, corporate positioning and narrative, media training and media relations, and crisis preparation and management. For more information, visit


Financial Profiles, Inc.

Allyson Pooley, Senior Vice President

Donni Case, Managing Director

NACD Chicago

Paul Williams

Mark Zorko
Sponsor Chair

Kathy Hendrickson
Managing Director