The IMA Lifetime Achievement Award (formerly IMA Hall of Fame) was established in 2016 to honor individuals who, through a lifetime of achievements in the incentive marketplace, played a major role in the success of the industry. This Award will recognize the business personality who best represents achievement and longevity, acknowledging the winner’s sustained achievements within the incentive industry during a distinguished career.
The winner will have demonstrated outstanding leadership characteristics throughout their career and inspired others to achieve similar success.
Eligible nominees are those who have been actively involved in their sector community for at least 10 years by May 1, 2022.
The IMA President’s Award was introduced in 2003 to commemorate IMA’s 5th Anniversary. This Award recognizes individuals who have actively furthered IMA’s Mission to:
Create a greater awareness of incentives
Help incentive suppliers prosper in a changing business environment through education, training, research, and marketing
Through example, promote high standards of professionalism in the incentive field
The winner of this category is chosen by the current IMA President.
To be eligible to receive the IMA President’s Award, a candidate must be a voting or affiliate member or honorary member of IMA for five or more years. Candidates for this award must be or have been actively engaged in IMA Committee work, education development, or corporate outreach.
The President’s Award recipient may not be a current member of the IMA Board of Directors. An individual may receive the President’s Award only once.
IMA continues to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of our fellow IMA, SIG, and Chapter colleagues by recognizing them with a SIG or Chapter Spirit Award. Introduced in 2019, the Spirit Award spotlights the talented, resourceful, and generous members who are committed to advancing the incentive industry and their professional association.
The Spirit Awards honor the individuals who are doing an exceptional job on behalf of IMA, their Strategic Industry Group or Chapter and the industry.
These qualities might be demonstrated by a combination of the following:
- Made an important contribution to the IMA and SIG or Chapter through their volunteerism
- Exemplify the mission of the IMA and SIG or Chapter
- Bringing industry knowledge and expertise
- Supporting their SIG or Chapter initiatives
Displaying commitment to our industry is the key attribute the President is seeking to award. In their own way the recipient of this award will have made a truly valuable contribution to their SIG or Chapter.
Please note that the Spirit Awards are non-voting categories. The successful recipients of these awards are solely the choice of the SIG or Chapter President.