The IMA Summit is the premier event that brings incentive and recognition professionals together for networking and education each year. It’s the industry’s premier three-day event to make new connections, learn the latest trends, discover best practices to improve your programs, and celebrate the accomplishments of members and the wider incentive community.
Welcome to the IMA Summit Awards
To ensure that your nominations are viewed by the elite of the Incentive industry, we are busy assembling an incredible judging panel comprising of IMA Members, along with industry experts from across the globe. As always they are challenged to discuss and debate each nomination, ensuring that only the best of the best secure the top prize.
The IMA Summit Awards offers the perfect chance to toast the industry’s finest achievements, whilst providing a greatly anticipated networking opportunity and the chance to celebrate with friends old and new.
IMA members submit nominations for FREE! The nomination fee for nonmembers is $99. Nomination deadline for 2022 has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted, your entries are now with the judging panel – the short list will be announced soon!
We look forward to celebrating with you at the IMA Summit this summer!
The IMA advocates for and promotes the use of incentives and recognition to improve business performance
Meet the 2022 Judging Panel
Tim Houlihan is a co-founder of Behavioral Grooves, a weekly podcast with listeners in more than 170 countries. Tim and his co-host explore why-we-do-what-we-do with researchers in behavioral science, popular authors and thought leaders. It was voted the No. 1 Behavioral Science Podcast by Habit Weekly in 2021, a Stockholm-based media company, and is one of the Top 20 Behavioral Science for Business podcasts in Psychology Today in 2021. It ranks among the Top 100 Behavioral Science podcasts in the world by Chartable.
Tim is also the founder and chief behavioral strategist of BehaviorAlchemy, a consultancy that applies a behavioral lens to improve the lives of workers, customers and policy makers and his clients include the Global 1000. He has conducted workshops across Europe, the Middle East, South America, and North America. He is a frequent university guest lecturer and symposium speaker.
Previously, Tim was Vice President of Reward Systems at BI WORLDWIDE where his responsibilities included a global portfolio of reward systems and platforms.
If we are to truly improve behaviors, we must understand the roles that context and the unconscious play in our daily lives.
Favorite thing to do at work: Brainstorm! Innovate! Create! I love idea generation and the creative and strategic planning processes. I love to innovate new and exciting product and service capabilities with my fellow Hinda teammates and our valued partners.
Best advice I was ever given: Came in the form of a quote, "… Leadership is ACTION, not POSITION.”
Scott started his career in recognition with Redenvelope.com and then moved into culture and recognition roles with Verizon for 12 years before joining the C.A. Short Company in 2016. Scott is currently the Vice President of Engagement Strategies, based just outside of Charlotte, NC. Scott’s passion for recognition/engagement and reputation for success have made him a sought-after speaker and entertainer. Scott is a seasoned public speaker and performer, his first album, Angry Wine is available now. He currently co-hosts the All-In Employee Podcast available everywhere.
Harris resides in St. Louis with her husband, four children, Labrador Retriever, and two miniature donkeys.
I am currently the Vice President, Business Leader of Merchant Solutions at Loop Commerce/ GiftNow. I've been helping world-class brands drive additional demand with our next-generation gift card and patented digital product gifting experiences for the past three years.
Prior to Loop Commerce/ GiftNow, I worked at CashStar, Inc., a Blackhawk Network Company, as a Director of Retail Development, helping merchants implement digital and physical gift card platforms.
One of my proudest achievements in the industry is helping to build out a world-class merchant network of over 200 brands at American Express Incentive Services (a joint venture between Maritz and American Express), which was later rebranded as InteliSpend.
My time spent with merchants helping to deploy and participate in corporate gifting and first-party gift card programs has been invaluable, and I look forward to what is to come.
Lincoln is a current Board Member of the Incentive Marketing Association Incentive & Engagement Solutions Providers (IESP) where he is a regular contributor and thought leader. You can follow Lincoln’s loyalty leadership through HMI’s blog and LinkedIn.