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Incentive Gift Card Council Announces New Board for 2016-2017

Monday, August 8, 2016  

MINNEAPOLIS – Aug. 8, 2016 – The Incentive Gift Card Council (IGCC), a Strategic Industry Group within the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA), has elected new officers for 2016-2017.

Lindsay Gale, senior manager partnerships, Tango Cards, Inc., will chair the IGCC Board. Inspired after attending the IMA Summit in 2014, Gale joined IMA/IGCC in 2015 and immediately embraced volunteer leadership doing communications and social media and serving on the IGCC Board of Directors. She was encouraged to fill the vacant executive vice president role mid-year. Gale credits outgoing president Betsi Bowman and the group of strong IGCC past presidents for helping her prepare to lead the board. “They set a very high bar and I am determined to rise to the occasion,” Gale said.

“IGCC has a strong legacy and will continue to be the best place for career development, awareness of new trends and technologies, and collaboration between the various groups that comprise our awesome industry - merchant partners, vendor partners, agency partners, and distribution partners,” Gale added.

The IGCC also elected Jim Atten, vice president North America sales – RPG Card service, as executive vice president; Jill Whalen, vice president retail partnerships, Great Lakes Scrip Center, Inc., as co-vice president of Education; and Benita Johnson White, manager, payment solutions, Meijer, as director of membership. Betsi Bowman, senior business development manager, Blackhawk Network, serves as past president. Katie Dougherty, IHOP marketing manager – gift cards, DineEquity; Jennifer Fraedrich, gift card marketing, Kohl’s; Ashley Harris, director of strategic partnerships, National Gift Card; Todd Tomlin, head of gift cards,; and Abby Tiegland, manager corporate gift cards, Bass Pro Shops will serve as directors.

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