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Jim Atten Elected President of IMA Along With New Officers

Jim AttenNew officers and directors announced for 2023-2024 Incentive Marketing Association Board.
Jim Atten was elected the new President of the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA). He is Vice President of Client Development for The Wolfe Companies.
Atten has 15 years of experience in the gift card field. Prior to The Wolfe Companies, he led the growth of gift card programs at RetailMeNot, RPG Card Services, and Sears Holdings, according to the announcement. Atten is a Past President of the Incentive Gift Card Coalition (IGCC) and has co-chaired IMA’s Corporate Outreach Committee.
"The IMA is the only organization that represents every segment of the incentive and recognition marketplace. Our unique position and growing membership enable IMA members to provide an exceptionally broad range of products and services to corporations looking to improve business performance," Atten says. "With a membership that now spans 30 countries across the globe, I look forward to continuing our growth and success as we enter our 25th anniversary year.”
The IMA board also elected Jeffrey Brenner, CPIM, Seiko Watch of America, LLC, Executive Vice President; Brian Dodds, CRP, IP, Dash Solutions, Vice President; Jen Brumley, Gift Solutions from Fiserv, Treasurer; Oran Nevin, Workhuman, Secretary; and Fintan Connolly, Motisha, Past President.
Newly elected board directors are Yesha Bansal, Macy's Inc.; Kate Fabienke, CPIM, RepLink/The DataDirect Group; Agnes Fasano, Celebrity Cruises, Inc.; and R. Scott Russell, CRP, CEP, C.A. Short Company.
Returning and appointed board directors are Julie Barbier-Leblan, Merit Incentives; Mike Donnelly, CPIM, Hinda Incentives; Peter Friend, Global Hotel Card By Expedia; David Gould, CPIM, 360insights; Karen Gray, CRP, PMP, O.C. Tanner; Andrew Johnson, Diggecard; Matt Kerper, The Wolfe Companies; Sarah Kunard, The Genevieve Group, LLC; Cindy Mielke, CPIM, Tango; Lore Rincon, Continental Premium Corporation; Tasha Sharp, Sharp Incentives; Lincoln Smith, IP, HMI Performance Incentives; and Hollis Thornton, CPIM, TOTUS Gift Card Management LLC.

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