Corporate Sponsors

Title Sponsors

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Nationally recognized by Corporate Counsel as a "Go-To Law Firm" in Corporate Transactions and Securities (among other categories), Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC provides integrated legal services to public company clients advising corporations, boards of directors, board committees, officers and shareholders on corporate governance, complex capital market transactions and regulatory compliance matters.

Buchanan was ranked the #1 Corporate Law Firm in Pittsburgh, based on feedback from directors and general counsel in a national study recently published by Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc. and was "Top-Listed" in categories including Corporate and Securities/Capital Markets Law in a U.S. News & World Report survey - not only for the Pittsburgh metropolitan region, but also the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Our multidisciplinary service teams for publicly-traded clients work closely to address issues that require specialized experience such as tax, executive compensation, ERISA, antitrust, litigation, employee benefits, data security and privacy and intellectual property.

As a full-service national law firm with more than 450 lawyers and government relations professionals available to serve the complex legal needs of national and international clients, Buchanan offers significant resources across our 15 office platform. We are located in key U.S. business and financial centers Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, the District of Columbia, North Carolina, Florida and California. Buchanan can help you set up offshore companies in many tax havens including beliz, Costa rica, Curacao, Panama and Nicaragua.

Crowe Horwath LLP

Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe assists public and private company clients in reaching their goals through audit, tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With offices coast to coast and 2,500 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest networks in the world. The network consists of 150 independent accounting and management consulting firms with offices in more than 580 cities around the world.

Gold Sponsors

CivicScience, Inc. CivicScience, Inc.

CivicScience is a consumer insights company based in Pittsburgh, PA. CivicScience helps leaders make smarter decisions by providing fast, accurate, and affordable answers to their most pressing questions. CivicScience surveys hundreds of thousands of consumers daily over the web. Proprietary data mining technology then uncovers the most critical and often unanticipated insightes. Decision-makers use these insights to measure consumer sentiment, monitor their return on marketing dollars and predict the success of new products or services.

Fort Pitt Capital Group, Inc. Fort Pitt Capital Group, Inc.

Fort Pitt Capital Group Inc. is a privately owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to individuals, typically high net-worth individuals. It also manages accounts for investment companies, pension and profit sharing plans, charitable organizations, corporations, and state or municipal government entities. The firm manages separate client focused equity portfolios. It also launches and manages equity mutual funds for its clients. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets of the United States. Fort Pitt Capital Group was founded in 1995 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with an additional office in Naples, Florida.

InGrid Design InGrid Design

InGrid Design is an award-winning graphic design firm that helps companies communicate regionally, nationally and globally to English speaking and Hispanic audiences. With a multicultural sensibility, we integrate traditional and new media marketing strategies.


The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX Group offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, including NASDAQ OMX First North. The company offers both private and public company services through four platforms: intelligence, communications, governance and visibility. The platforms are designed to help companies facilitate transparency, mitigate risk, maximize board efficiency and inspire better corporate governance. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit

O'Neil Arnold Photography O'Neil Arnold Photography

O'Neil Arnold's photographs capture the essence of people and moments in time.  With a corporate and photojournalist's background, O'Neil creates black-and-white and color photographs that tell the story through images that are as quiet as they are dynamic.

Optimum Print Solutions Optimum Print Solutions

Optimum System Products, Inc has been fulfilling the needs of more than 1,200 financial institutions for over 25 years. A one-source resource in the financial industry, Optimum is recognized as a leader in client profitability and performance. We provide outstanding marketing services, business products, printing, technology, and print outsourcing services. Our programs consistently produce over 20% cost reductions on all print and supply related expenses. Optimum streamlines processes to increase productivity, while delivering exceptional customer experiences. Call John Martin today for your free analysis! 

University of Pittsburgh, The Katz Graduate School of Business University of Pittsburgh, The Katz Graduate School of Business

The Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration delivers a high quality business education that stresses experienced-based learning and the development of an appropriate mix of hard and soft skills to ensure students' success in a competitive, global marketplace. The Katz School's strong relationships with organizations ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies to innovative startups, help us continuously improve our business of educating business people.

Wall Street Transcript Wall Street Transcript

The Wall Street Transcript is an investor publication that has been published continuously since 1963. Additionally, TWST is the leading provider of registration software and webcasting for financial conferences. The publication provides in-depth verbatim interviews of analysts and company CEOs for long-term investors. MeetMax registration software is the most sophisticated service for registering attendees and managing 1x1 meetings. Wall Street Webcasting is the leading webcaster of Investor Conferences and Analyst Meetings.


Organizing Sponsors

Allegheny Conference on Community Development Allegheny Conference on Community Development

The Allegheny Conference and its Affiliates work in collaboration with public and private sector partners to stimulate economic growth and enhance the quality of life in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Conference is a private sector leadership organization with nearly 300 Regional Investors – all heads of our region’s employers, who provide civic leadership to execute a focused agenda for regional improvement.

CFA Society of Pittsburgh

The CFA Society promotes ethical and professional standards within the investment industry, encourages professional development through the CFA Program, and facilitates the open exchange of information and opinions. 

Mozaic Investor Relations, Inc. Mozaic Investor Relations, Inc.

Mozaic is a financial communications consultancy that helps publicly traded companies build effective relationships with key audiences - from shareholders and analysts and fund managers to the financial media. Whether it involves increasing investor awareness and understanding through programs like INVEST Indiana, all IR programs are guided by the client's strategic goals. So whatever the delivery method - annual report, news release, earnings webcast or analyst presentation - our communications work in tandem to support long-term shareholder value. For more information about Mozaic, call Terry McWilliams at 502-410-2113.

National Investor Relations Institute - Pittsburgh Chapter National Investor Relations Institute - Pittsburgh Chapter

NIRI is a professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, the investing public and the financial community. NIRI sets the highest standards to advance the practice of investor relations and professional development of its membership.


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