Wed., Feb. 19, 2014 11:30 AM – 1 PM
The Summit Club – Bank of America Building
Governor’s Suite – 30th Floor, 15 W 6th Street, Parking ticket validated
IABC/Tulsa Meeting (Member Fee) $25.00
IABC/Tulsa Meeting (Non-Member/Guest Fee) $35.00
RSVP Monday, February 17, 2014
Do you work for a publicly traded company? Are you responsible for communicating financial information to investors or employees? Do you have investments in stocks and bonds or just want to learn more about the financial markets?
If so, then this meeting is for you!
Andrew Ziola, vice president of investor relations and public affairs at ONE Gas, Inc., (NYSE: OGS) will provide a unique perspective on the roles of investor relations and business communications and how the two functions can work together to add value to your business.
Andrew is a “numbers guy” by degree, but has transitioned into a senior-level communications role at ONE Gas, which recently spun-off from ONEOK, Inc. Andrew has mastered the art of effectively communicating complicated financial subjects.
What you’ll learn:
- An insider’s perspective on how communications and investor relations teams can work together to market a business and reach key audiences.
- Messaging strategies for financially-focused information and how to make it accessible and understandable to the average reader or investor.
- “Must-know” financial terms – for communicators AND every-day investors.
- Basics about the stock market what contributes to a stock’s price.
Andrew will also share insight into the process of spinning off a new, publicly traded company and how his team juggled all aspects of communications prior to, during and after the spin.
Andrew is vice president of investor relations and public affairs of ONE Gas. He is responsible for the company’s investor relations, communications and community investments functions. Prior to ONE Gas becoming a standalone publicly traded company separated from ONEOK, Inc., he served in a similar role as vice president of investor relations and communications of ONEOK and ONEOK Partners.
He joined ONEOK in 2004 as the manager of financial planning and analysis and also served as the manager of investor relations. He began his career in the energy industry in 2003 as a financial planning specialist of Northern Border Partners, L.P. headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. He is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute and on the board of directors of the institute’s virtual chapter. He also is a member of IABC/Tulsa and the Tulsa Press Club. A native of California, Andrew earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance in 1991 from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and a Masters of Business Administration degree in 2007 from Creighton University in Omaha.