Hollis Thornton Elected IGCC Board President

New officers and directors announced for 2022-2023 IGCC board.

MINNEAPOLIS – August 18, 2022 – The Incentive Gift Card Coalition (IGCC), a Strategic Industry Group within the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA), has elected Hollis Thornton, CPIM, senior manager, partner development, Blackhawk Network, as board president and announced new officers and directors. 
Thornton has been involved in the incentive industry for over 20 years, striving to exceed expectations of both clients and colleagues. Her passion for integrated marketing and client satisfaction has led sales, operations and account management teams in the payments industry to soaring heights. Thornton’s new role as IGCC’s Board President will allow her to use her strategic planning and problem-solving skills to market gift cards as the perfect customer gift or employee incentive. 

“I am thrilled for this opportunity to give back to the industry that has given me so much over the past 20 years. As president, I hope to continue the good work of the past board by providing relevant educational content and networking opportunities to our members. Our goal should be to educate - to help members improve personally and professionally and move their businesses forward,” Thornton said.

The IGCC also elected Armineh Sarkissian, Dine Brands Global (Applebee’s and IHOP), executive vice president; Anne Jetter, SB Collectiv (Stoner Bunting); membership co-director; Kelly Kenney Sanker, Hotels.com, membership co-director; Gabriel Resendez,  Darden Restaurants, Inc., education co-director; and Christine Mitchell, Panera Bread, education co-director. Benita Johnson, CPIM, Home Chef, serves as past president. 
Matt Davies, Powerhouse Brands Consulting; Ly Dorn, Loop Commerce (GiftNow); Elizabeth Forsberg, Best Buy; Steven Kane, Stored Value Solutions SVS; Matt Kerper, Telos Gifting; Amanda Nipper, Inspire Brands; and Kelly Trudgen, Fandango will serve as directors. 

About the Incentive Gift Card Coalition
The Incentive Gift Card Coalition (IGCC), a Strategic Industry Group within the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA), is the leading industry association focused on B2B gift cards and incentives. Backed by a network of experienced and collaborative industry experts, the IGCC specializes in navigating members through the B2B space to maximize their professional success. IGCC also promotes the value of gift cards for incentive and recognition programs to enhance business performance.  

Contact: Ione Terrio • iterrio@incentivemarketing.org • (952) 928-4649