When Carl Icahn goes to Twitter to prevent Mike Dell from taking his company private, we know the world has changed. No one knows this better than the Investor Relations Officer, whose job is to know who’s talking to whom about what and how that can affect your company’s present and future. Unfortunately, at too many companies IROs are seen as gatekeepers, and are left out of decision-making. FTI Consulting Senior Managing Director Elizabeth Saunders spoke to several big company IROs to get the skinny on what IROs can do to change that dangerous situation. We worked with her and her colleagues to publish this article on CFO.com.