2024 IMA Summit Awards

During the IMA Summit 2024 in New Orleans, IMA hosted its annual IMA Summit Awards. The awards recognize leading organizations and their clients for excellence in improving business outcomes with well-designed incentive programs. These programs saw improved sales, increased customer loyalty, stronger employee engagement and more. IMA, its Strategic Industry Groups (SIGs), and its chapters also recognized industry leaders for their commitment and contributions to helping the association and the industry grow.


Excellence Awards | Press Release

  • Dealer/Distributor Incentives – 212F – Toyo Tires
  • Employee Incentive Program – Merit Incentives – Riyad Bank
  • Gift Cards in an Incentive Program – Merit Incentives – Aljomaih and Shell Lubricating Oil Company  
  • Innovation and Technology – eGifter SmartKYB™
  • Merchandise in an Incentive Program – Create Direct - REHAU
  • Recognition Program – Dash Solutions – Advocate Healthcare
  • Sales Incentives – Motivforce – IBM
  • Social Responsibility – 212F
  • Travel in an Incentive Program – 360insights – Hewlett Packard Enterprise   

Recognition Awards

Spirit Awards | Press Release

  • IESP: Vince Chiofolo, Senior Vice President – Revenue Strategy, Dash Solutions
  • IGCC: Steve Bradbery, SVP United States & Canada, Savvy
  • IMRA: Ian Arthur, Director of Special Markets, Carson Optical  
  • RPI: Rachel Rump, CRP, Employee Experience & Engagement Specialist, University Of Notre Dame 
  • IMA Europe: Andrea Verri, Founder & CEO, Amilon  
  • IMA MEAPAC: Carly Neubauer, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Elevate Loyalty


IMA Summit 2024 - Awards


Jim Atten

Wolfe LLC

Ian Arthur

Carson Optical

Jen Brumley



Wendy Carter


Fintan Connolly

Engage Loyalty

Johane Desjardins

Vibe SMG, Inc.

Mike Donnelly, CPIM

Hinda Incentives

Agnes Fasano



Brian Galonek, CPIM

All Star Incentive Marketing

Debbie Ghillino

The Incentive Company

David Gould, CPIM


Karen Gray, CRP, PMP

O.C. Tanner

Lisa Grimaldi

Northstar Meetings Group

Stephanie Harris

Incentive Research Foundation

Courtney Jaehme

Jigsaw Business Solutions

Andrew Johnson


Marlene Johnson

Dash Solutions

Cindy Mielke, CPIM


R Scott Russell, CRP

C.A. Short Company

Amy Stern


Lincoln Smith, IP

Lincoln Smith Advisors

Mark Wunderlich

IncentiveSource, Inc.

Award Categories

The Excellence Awards (formerly Circle of Excellence) identify and recognize outstanding examples of incentive programs, products and services that are designed and executed by our members. These awards honor the company and the incentive marketing partner for the development and delivery of their program, product or service. Any IMA member is eligible to submit a nomination for consideration. The IMA member must have direct involvement with the project nomination.

Nomination Fee: IMA Member – FREE | Nonmember – $100
  • Excellence in Sales Incentives
  • Excellence in Consumer Promotion
  • Excellence in Dealer/Distributor Incentive
  • Excellence in Employee Incentive Program
  • Excellence in Merchandise in an Incentive Program
  • Excellence in Travel in an Incentive Program
  • Excellence in Gift Cards in an Incentive Program
  • Excellence in Recognition
  • Excellence in Social Responsibility
  • Excellence in Innovation & Technology

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