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Karen Gray, CRP Elected Recognition Professionals International Board President...

O.C. TannerThe announcement is made in conjunction with the new slate of officers for the leading organization dedicated to recognition in business.
 
Recognition Professionals International (RPI) announced that Karen Gray, CRP, PMP, is the 2023 RPI Board President. She is Director, Project Management, at O.C. Tanner.
 
Karen GrayAccording to the announcement, Gray has over 25 years of recognition industry experience in sales, consulting, and project management at O.C. Tanner where she oversees the implementation of global recognition solutions and their supporting strategies. Gray says she thrives on fostering a culture of engagement and empowerment through servant leadership.
 
“Since joining RPI in 2018, it has been an absolute privilege to work alongside an amazing network of recognition professionals. Whether practitioners or solution providers, this community comes together to elevate and embed the practice of recognition into the employee experience. In 2023, RPI will fortify our fundamentals and look to the future to further our purpose, enhance member value, and expand our reach around the world. The vision of RPI began in Jacksonville, FL 27 years ago. As a resident of Jacksonville and an employee of one of the founding members of RPI, I could not be more honored to serve as president as we carry our legacy forward,” Gray says.
 
RPI also elected Ashlee Green, CRP, CPIM, Verizon, Executive Vice President; Kimberly Huffman, Dollar General, Vice President; Lauren Gagne, CRP, C.A. Short Company, Treasurer; Rachel Rump, University of Notre Dame, Secretary; and David Klein, Spirit Airlines as Past President.
 
New directors are Hatim Abdelhamid, Dar Al Riyadh Consultants; Andrew Bishop, CRP, RecogNation; Maria Detling, CMP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Emily Gatton, CRP, Engage2Excel; Marlene Johnson, WorkStride; and Janet Skolud, CRP, TD Bank Group.
 
Returning directors are Jim Bittner, Centricity; Kevin Cronin, CRP; Tonda Ferguson, CRP; JoAnn Grantham, SPHR, University of Michigan Medicine; Susan Hall, CRP, Gateway First Bank; Theresa Harkins-Schulz, CRP, CCP, SPHR, Inspirus, LLC; Latecia Pusha, CRP, SHRM-C, Effingham Health System; Mark Smith, One10; Jeanette Stalboerger, CRP, SHRM-CP, Holland America Group; Amy Stern, BI Worldwide; and Dan Stern, BAE Systems.

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