Karen Renk Award

In her role as Executive Director, Karen Renk guided the Incentive Marketing Association, championed the business case for incentives and mentored a wide group of individuals for the betterment of the industry and the association. She was known for a number of qualities including Mentorship, Character, Collaboration and Professionalism.
The Karen Renk Award (formerly the Karen Renk Fellowship Award) will be presented to the IMA member who best exemplifies these qualities in service to the association, either through their work within the organization or through outreach to the community at large.

Watch 2020 Awards Ceremony

Look out for 2021 nominations coming soon!

To be considered, candidate must: 

  • Be a current IMA member in good standing
  • Play an active role in IMA, a SIG or Chapter and/or a committee
  • Demonstrate a substantial commitment to the organization through time and/or effort to promote the industry and the IMA community at large


The award winner will receive:

  • Paid registration for the IMA Summit
  • Two nights paid accommodation during the IMA Summit
  • Bio and article to be included on the IMA website
  • Creation and circulation of a press release highlighting the winner, the award, and the legacy
  • Award recipients will be recognized as a Renk Fellows

nominate today

Deadline to submit is May 29, 2020.