Charles "Ted" Allen joined the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) in May 2012 and now serves as Director of Regulatory Affairs and Practice Resources.
Ted oversees NIRI’s advocacy efforts and the organization’s Standards of Practice for Investor Relations. He is NIRI’s primary contact for inquiries on disclosure and corporate governance issues. Ted has written various magazine articles, moderated NIRI webinars, and made presentations to NIRI chapters on disclosure issues and proxy season developments. Ted was the lead editor for NIRI’s Investor Relations Body of Knowledge textbook and serves as editorial director for NIRI’s IR Update magazine.
From 2004 to May 2012, Ted served as Governance Counsel and Director of Publications at Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), where he also was the proxy advisory firm’s primary contact for North American press inquiries. He appeared on various ISS-hosted webinars and represented the firm at panels hosted by law firms, the American Bar Association, and other legal groups. Before ISS, he practiced law as an associate with Proskauer Rose and Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, and worked as a journalist for Bloomberg News, The Deal.com, Legal Times, and newspapers in Florida and North Carolina. He is a member of the bar in the state of Maryland. Ted received his B.A. degree from Duke University, a J.D. from Georgetown University, and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.