Jonathan Grey Recognized with IMA Lifetime Achievement Award For Inspiring Industry Leadership  

BOSTON – July 18, 2023 – Jonathan Grey, Founder/CEO, Ovation Incentives was awarded the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) Lifetime Achievement Award at the IMA Summit Awards program earlier this week at The Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts.
The IMA Lifetime Achievement Award (formerly IMA Hall of Fame) was established in 2016 to honor individuals who, through a lifetime of achievements in the incentive marketplace, played a major role in the success of the industry. This award recognizes an individual who best represents career and industry achievement and longevity as well as has demonstrated outstanding leadership characteristics throughout their career, and inspired others to achieve similar success.

Through his work as Founder/CEO of Ovation Incentives and as Co-Founder of the IMA Europe Chapter, Jonathan Grey has made significant contributions to the field of incentives and recognition, earning his place as one of the industry's most respected thought leaders and practitioners. 

Beyond his contributions to IMA Europe, Grey has been actively engaged in industry boards, committees, and advisory councils. Recognized as one of the Top 25 most influential people in the industry globally by US Incentive Magazine in 2017, he is a sought-after speaker and presenter, sharing his knowledge and expertise at industry conferences and events. His ability to inspire and lead by example has made him a trusted source of inspiration for his incentive colleagues worldwide.

Upon receiving the award Gray said: “We're all very lucky to be part of this fantastic industry where the values of collaboration, community and knowledge sharing are at the forefront of our professional lives. Through the IMA our industry has flourished, particularly in recent years, to now touch all corners of our planet. What a great journey and how privileged I am to have been able to play my small part in helping that journey happen. Thank you to all my colleagues in the IMA for honoring me with this award, I am truly humbled.”  

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About IMA

The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) connects members from leading companies across the marketplace to create a unified voice and growth for the incentive industry. IMA is the umbrella organization for the Incentive & Engagement Solution Providers (IESP), Incentive Gift Card Coalition (IGCC), Incentive Merchandise To Reward & Appreciate (IMRA), Incentive Travel Council (ITC), Recognition Professionals International (RPI), IMA Europe, IMA Brasil and IMA Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific, IMA members have the expertise, leading brands, and services to help companies improve their business with reward, recognition, loyalty, and engagement programs. 

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