DRI Corporation, a digital communications technology leader in the global surface transportation and transit security markets, announced today that Veronica B. Marks was named Vice President of Corporate Communications and Administration, effective March 25, 2010.
David L. Turney, the Company's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said: "Veronica has demonstrated the ability and talent to take on greater responsibilities in working with the investment community. During fiscal year 2010, we are expanding our investor relations work in Europe. I look forward to her assistance with our investor relations efforts, which will enable me to devote more of my time to strategic matters and anticipated accelerated growth opportunities."
About veronica b. marksMs. Marks has been with DRI Corporation since July 2001. Prior to being appointed to her present position, she served as Corporate Communications Manager and Assistant Secretary. She is responsible for the Company's investor and public relations, marketing/communications, and intellectual property programs, as well as oversight of the Company's employee benefits programs.
She is a member of the American Public Transportation Association's Marketing and Communications Committee, Legislative Committee, and Authorization Task Force.
Before joining the Company, Ms. Marks was Acting Marketing Manager at H.D. Vest Financial Services, a non-bank subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Co in Irving, Texas. In addition to holding other marketing/communications and investor relations positions, she previously sold securities and life insurance products for Edward Jones, a multi-national broker/dealer based in St. Louis, Mo.
An award-winning writer, Ms. Marks is a member of the Press Club of Dallas, the International Association of Business Communicators and its Dallas Chapter, and the National Institute of Investor Relations (NIRI) and its Dallas*Fort Worth Chapter. She has served on the NIRI Dallas*Fort Worth Chapter's Board of Directors since June 2005 and presently holds the office of President.
A 1986 graduate of The University of Tulsa, Ms. Marks earned a bachelor's degree in Communications.