CANCELLED: NIRI Houston Speaker Series

March 9, 2020 05:30 PM CT


  • Brian Sullivan, Anchor and Senior National Correspondent with CNBC

Event Details:

Unfortunately, due to the cancellation of CERA Week in Houston, we are cancelling our dinner event with Brian Sullivan. All currently registered attendees will be receiving a refund to the credit card used during registration. We hope to see you at our next luncheon on May 19th at Brennan’s.

Please join us for a special dinner event with Mr. Brian Sullivan, Senior National Correspondent with CNBC.

Award-winning business news coverage has the incredible power to shape market perceptions, influence the strongest leaders and, most importantly, set the record straight for everyone. CNBC’s Senior National Correspondent Brian Sullivan will take us through the exciting world of financial media and award-winning news coverage. Mr. Sullivan will discuss the shared mission and unique relationship of investor, financial and communications professionals and the financial media. Attendees will learn how to engage top-notch reporters, leading television personalities and digital journalists – these are just a few of the media skills to be learned when Brian Sullivan joins us at this special dinner on the opening night of CERAWeek. Mr. Sullivan will also share some of what he’s hearing in his CNBC interviews at CERAWeek, including any changes in perceptions related to the energy industry and how financial media is changing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the key elements for preparing executives (or yourself) for media interviews
  • Discover how to develop a more productive relationship with media outlets
  • Recognize how the Twitter era has changed financial news coverage and impacted markets

The Houston Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI Houston) is proud to be hosting this speaker series event with the following partner organizations.

CFA Society of Houston
Financial Executives International (FEI) Houston
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Houston
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Houston
C. T. Bauer College of Business - University of Houston

Registration is being handled by the Financial Executives International Houston Chapter.

The dinner event schedule is as follows:

5:00 p.m. Registration opens
5:30 p.m. Social networking
6:15 p.m. Dinner
6:45 p.m. Remarks from Mr. Sullivan followed by Q&A
7:45 p.m. Adjourn

Event Speaker: Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan is Senior National Correspondent for the CNBC network, covering some of the nation’s biggest stories.

Most recently, he was anchor of CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange” (M-F, 5AM-6AM ET), which broadcasts from CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. and co-anchor of CNBC’s “Power Lunch”(M-F, 1PM-3PM ET).

In his 20 years of financial journalism and television experience, Sullivan has reported from five continents. He has been twice nominated for the prestigious Loeb Award; one for being recognized as among the first financial journalists to highlight the risks of the housing bubble in 2007, and the other for the 2013 CNBC documentary “America’s Gun: The Rise of the AR-15.”

Prior to CNBC, Sullivan served as an anchor at Fox Business News as well as a producer, reporter and anchor for Bloomberg Television.

Sullivan has a B.A. in political science from Virginia Tech, where he serves on the Alumni Board, as well as a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. In his free time, he is an avid race car driver with two SCCA divisional championships.

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NIRI Houston would like to thank WPNT Communications for their support of this event.