PAICR’s committees are built around our Strategic Plan and take the lead to ensure that we meet our goals and objectives.

PAICR is Your professional society. Join us in helping make it the best organization it can be. You can read about the work of the committees below.

Structural Committees

There are two Structural Committees that serve to provide overall leadership to PAICR. These are Officer-led groups that PAICR members may be asked to join.

Leadership Committee

This committee works to assist the PAICR Board of Directors maintain a three- to five-year strategic focus working toward the shared vision and achieving the mission of PAICR. This committee is responsible for developing a slate of potential officers and new board member candidates for consideration in the next election year, and for identifying prospective committee chairs and members for consideration for appointment by the incoming President. The Immediate Past President serves as chair and is joined by the Vice President and one to three additional PAICR members.

Finance & Investment Committee

The Finance & Investment Committee, comprised of the Treasurer and two current Board members, is responsible for financial reporting and oversight of PAICR investments. The committee ensures the Board receives clear and timely financial reports in order to fulfill their fiduciary responsibility. While the PAICR Board retains responsibility for and authority over all specific PAICR investments, it is supported by an investment committee that is responsible for ongoing oversight to ensure that PAICR investments are made within the PAICR Investment Policy, and for executing the investment of PAICR funds as determined by the PAICR Board. 

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for recruiting and retaining PAICR members and building attendance and participation in PAICR. The committee provides insight and guidance on membership categories, serves to strengthen the membership commitment of existing PAICR members, builds the membership base, ensures that PAICR is listening to and hearing its members and other constituents, and monitors patterns of membership attrition. The committee has responsibility for considering and making recommendations on the dues structure, new membership categories, membership services, and other member-related issues. The Membership Committee also organizes and manages regional educational and networking events hosted by PAICR and industry partners. Regional events may include roundtable or panel discussions, meet-and-greet social events, or presentations.  

Research Committee

The Research Committee keeps a pulse on industry trends and perspectives to provide valuable insight through a comprehensive Annual Survey and periodic mini-surveys for the benefit of member firms. The committee provides insights, guidance and expertise in the formulation and implementation of a strategic research agenda. The committee works to identify critical issues in the changing investment management communications environment and identifies research opportunities to develop and promote organization success. The committee is focused on supporting investment management communications and marketing executives through contribution of high value content to the industry. This committee also acts as liaison to the Board on research issues, designs and implements research and develops articles such as Coaching & Communication, and develops research/study topics such as CRM best practices, RFP best practice processes, staffing models and models of interdepartmental cooperation. This committee is working to create a research agenda for PAICR.

Do you have an idea for the Research Committee? Please send your research idea to paicr@paicr.com.
 

Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for identifying the critical competencies of marketing and communications professionals and recommending specific opportunities to help individuals assess and develop those competencies. This committee has primary responsibility for creating a matrix or schedule of learning opportunities in support of the skills and competencies required in the field, and implementing or facilitating programs to help build them. The committee identifies and makes public outside educational and professional development materials as appropriate. The committee may also be tasked to develop proprietary materials.

Industry Relations Committee

The Industry Relations Committee is primarily responsible for elevating the perception of the investment marketing and communications professionals among internal and external audiences, and building confidence in the communications emanating from investment management companies among investors and the public. Key responsibilities include development of a public relations campaign that includes communicating with financial personnel throughout the industry through strategic media placement, exploring partnerships with other organizations like AIMSE or CFA to establish a presence/share of mind among their members, and seeking opportunities to speak at their meetings, or write for their publications, and other ways of collaborating. 

Sponsor Relations Committee

The Sponsor Relations Committee is responsible for developing, maintaining and strengthening relations with corporate sponsors.  Corporate sponsorships are integral to PAICR’s mission of providing education and professional development opportunities for our members, and helping them connect with their peers and industry experts in a collegial, welcoming environment. Sponsorships may be annual (Platinum and Gold) or may be one-time events, such as conferences or webinars. Sponsors are expected to support PAICR in its mission, and not to consider their relations with PAICR as sales or marketing opportunities.  In return, PAICR offers sponsors unique ways to interact with PAICR members and their firms, such as exhibits and promotions at conferences, recognition in PAICR marketing materials, live webinar presentations, and others. The committee is responsible for scheduling and managing sponsor webinars, and maintaining an annual webinar calendar.

 

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee reviews PAICR membership-wide communications for consistency, scheduling, and adherence to style guidelines; and ensures that the website is accurate and up-to-date, and serves as a useful tool for members. The committee maintains and annual communications calendar, is responsible for publication of a PAICR blog, and oversees the PAICR LinkedIn group and Twitter page, as well as other social media outlets.

 

Annual Conference Committee

The Annual Conference Committee has primary responsibility for planning, managing, and evaluating the Annual Conference. The key responsibilities include developing a theme; identifying, recommending, and approving general session and breakout session topics and speakers; developing an agenda, promoting attendance; managing the conduct of the conference; and evaluating the success of the conference in terms of the goals set by the Board of Directors. 

 

RFP Conference Committee

The RFP Symposium Committee has primary responsibility for planning, managing, and evaluating the annual RFP Symposium. The key responsibilities include developing a theme; identifying, recommending, and approving general session and breakout session topics and speakers; developing an agenda, promoting attendance; managing the conduct of the conference; and evaluating the success of the conference in terms of the goals set by the Board of Directors.