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Incentive Industry Publishing Veteran Paul Hennessy Receives 2016 IMA President’s Award

Friday, July 22, 2016  

MINNEAPOLIS  – July 22, 2016 – Paul Hennessy, publisher and founder of Premium Incentive Products magazine, received the 2016 IMA President’s Award at the annual IMA Executive Summit earlier this week.

The IMA President’s Award recognizes individuals who have actively furthered IMA’s mission to create a greater awareness of incentives, help incentive suppliers prosper in a changing business environment through education, training, research, and marketing; and through example, promote high standards of professionalism in the incentive field.

IMA President Spencer Toomey says he selected Hennessy because he admires his work on behalf of the industry.  “Paul has helped a lot of people in the industry in a lot of ways, and I am one of them. He was there for me when I needed help in my career or business,” Toomey said.

“I have known Paul for over 30 years. I first met him when he was with Potentials magazine and I was with Seiko and he was selling advertising. Over the years, even when I moved to companies that didn’t have advertising dollars, Paul was still there asking ‘how can I help you?’” Toomey added.

Toomey also cited Hennessy’s unwavering support of the industry. “As publisher and founder of Premium Incentive Products magazine, Paul regularly calls on IMA members for their expertise and offers them the opportunity to write articles.”

Hennessy is a charter member of the IMA and a 25 year member of the Incentive Manufacturers Representatives Alliance (IMRA), a Strategic Industry Group within the IMA, where he has moderated the Orientation to the Industry session at the IMRA Conference for many years.
“I am honored and deeply humbled by this great award. It's a privilege and a thrill to be a part of our industry. I eagerly look forward to continuing to contribute to our industry's growth and success. Thank you so very much, Spencer," Hennessy said when accepting the award.

Contact: Ione Terrio ● ● 952-928-4649

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