Purpose of the Award
The IMA President’s Award, introduced in 2003 to commemorate IMA’s 5th Anniversary, 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
- Through example, promote high standards of professionalism in the incentive field.
To be eligible to receive the IMA President’s Award, a candidate must be a voting or affiliate member or honorary member of IMA for five or more years. Candidates for this award must be or have been actively engaged in IMA Committee work, education development, or corporate outreach. The President’s Award recipient may not be a current member of the IMA Board of Directors. An individual may receive the President’s Award only once.
Nomination and Selection Process
Nominations for the President’s Award may be submitted by IMA’s Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, Committee Members, and the IMA Executive Director. All nominations must be submitted via the official President’s Award Nomination form. The IMA Director of Membership will screen all nominations to eliminate ineligible candidates.
The eligible nominations will be forwarded to the current IMA President for review and consideration. It is the sole decision of the President to select a President’s Award recipient.
President Award recipients will be recognized during the IMA Annual Meeting during the Summit.
Congratulations to Past Recipients!
||Pete Erickson, Managing Director, The Motivation Show
||Bruce Bolger, President, Selling Communications, Inc.
||Greg Canose, President, Award Marketing Services, LLC
||Karen Renk, Executive Director of IMA, the Incentive Marketing Association
||Howard Henry, Executive Director of AIM, the Association of Incentive Marketing
||Donna Oldenburg, CPIM, Conference Director, The Motivation Show
||Jon Hanson, founder of RepLink
Michelle M. Smith, CPIM, CRP, VP, Business Development, O.C. Tanner
||G. Stephen Slagle, CAE, President - Incentive Federation
||Norma Jean Knollenberg, CPIM, Top Brands, Inc.
||George Delta, Esq
||Rodger Stotz, Chief Research Officer, The Incentive Research Foundation
||Brett Hatch, Global Manager, Corporate Gifts, Maui Jim Sunglasses
||Paul Hennessy, Publisher, Premium Incentive Products
||Pete Mitchell, Samsonite, LLC
||Tom Niedbalksi, vice president of global partnerships and sales, First Data