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The recent high-profile Market Basket struggles and unfolding drama show how challenges with stakeholder relations can lead to amplified activism and trigger a social media downward spiral that gets played out via Facebook pages, Twitter posts, and even viral video anthems.

How can companies today deal with the dramatic increase in shareholder involvement while communicating with investors through social media and stay on the right side of securities regulations? David C. Calusdian, Executive Vice President and Partner at Sharon Merrill Associates in Boston, will discuss key issues affecting how both public and private companies and individuals are managing communications with institutional investors, individual shareholders, and key stakeholders.


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David C. Calusdian, Executive Vice President and Partner at Sharon Merrill Associates in Boston, also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). Calusdian oversees the implementation of investor relations programs, coaches senior executives in presentation skills,and provides strategic counsel to clients on numerous communications issues such as corporate disclosure, proxy proposals, shareholder activism, and earnings guidance. His clients are focused in the technology, industrial, life sciences, and retail sectors. Previously, Calusdian served as an account executive for the communications firm Jack Walsh & Associates, and also taught investor relations, public relations, and public speaking at Emerson College, where he received both a B.A. and an M.A. degree in Communications. A former board member and president of the National Investor Relations Institute’s Boston chapter, Calusdian is a frequent speaker and panelist at conferences sponsored by organizations including NIRI, NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Public Relations Society of America. He is frequently consulted on investor relations and communications topics by national media outlets.


161 Elliott Street
Exit 22E off Rte. 128
Danvers MA 01923

Date and Time

Begins: 09/24/2014 07:00 AM
Ends: 09/24/2014 09:00 AM

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