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Mary Beth Kissane

Communications Consultant

Biography

In her more than 20 years of communications experience, Mary Beth Kissane has provided investor relations and media relations counsel to public and private companies in M&A, crises, activism campaigns, restructurings, IPOs, as well as other transactions.

Kissane is also the president and founder of Corporate Perception Research LLC. An attorney, she has over 25 years of experience in corporate and investor communications.

Previously, Kissane provided senior counsel to clients at Abernathy MacGregor, oversaw global content for PCG Worldwide, supervised the financial services practice at Hill & Knowlton, and advised international and domestic clients at Georgeson. An active member of the NIRI New York Chapter, she is a past-president and board member, and has held multiple chapter officer positions. A member of NIRI's Senior Roundtable, Kissane also teaches NIRI's Regulations 101 seminar and is a popular national and chapter speaker among her many other NIRI activities.

An adjunct professor in the New York University Graduate Program in Public Relations and Corporate Communications, she also teaches and lectures on related subjects at Iona College. Kissane graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Iona College, and received a Master of Science (honors) from Iona College. She graduated with a Juris Doctor from New York Law School where she was a member of the International Law Journal.

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