IMA Summit Awards

The IMA Summit Awards were created to recognize outstanding efforts from members of our community. This is the perfect opportunity to honor those who have excelled in and made a significant contribution to the industry. The deadline to nominate has passed.

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2023 Winners

Excellence Awards

Consumer Promotion – Dash Solutions for Milwaukee Tool
Dealer/Distributor Incentives – Motivforce for Lenovo
Employee Incentive Program – HMI Performance Incentives
Gift Cards in an Incentive Program – Merit Incentives for Kantar
Innovation and Technology – SB Collectiv & Fiserv for Krispy Kreme
Merchandise in an Incentive Program – Digi for Nestlé
Recognition Program – C.A. Short Company for Armorous
Sales Incentives – HMI Performance Incentives for Pure Storage Inc.
Social Responsibility – HMI Performance Incentives

Recognition Awards

Karen Renk Award: Rich Killian, CPIM, RK Incentives
Lifetime Achievement Award: Jonathan Grey, Ovation Incentives
President’s Award: Leonard (Len) Sadek, CPIM, Landry's
Incentive Industry Influencer: Julie Barbier-Leblan, Merit Incentives
Inspirational Place to Work: Blackhawk Network

Spirit Awards

IESP: Chris Galloway, Brandmovers
IGCC: Amanda Nipper, Inspire Brands
IMRA: Dustin Smith, IP, BC Incentives
RPI: Kevin Cronin, CRP
IMA Europe: Jonathan Grey, Ovation Incentives and Mark Gregg, BONAGO Incentive Marketing Group
IMA MEAPAC: Debbie Ghillino, The Incentive Company

2023 Judges

Jim Atten

Wolfe LLC


Paul Bellantone

HALO Branded Solutions

Jim Bittner


Robert Brimmer

Ulta Beauty

David Cox


Kevin Cronin, CRP


Johane Desjardins

Vibe SMG, Inc.

Mike Donnelly, CPIM

Hinda Incentives

Brian Galonek, CPIM

All Star Incentive Marketing

Debbie Ghillino

The Incentive Company

Karen Gray, CRP, PMP

O.C. Tanner

Lisa Grimaldi

Northstar Meetings Group

Chris Harrison

KleerWest, LLC.

Andrew Johnson


Marlene Johnson

Dash Solutions

Bill Martocci, CPIM

Carlisle Sales & Marketing

Amanda Nipper

Inspire Brands

Lore Rincon

Continental Premium Corporation

Sean Roark, CPIM


Armineh Sarkissian

Dine Brands Global (Applebee's and IHOP)

Hollis Thornton, CPIM