Hollis Thornton Named Inaugural Incentive Industry Influencer

Gift card leader honored for modeling high standards, leadership and positive impact on the incentive industry. 


Salt Lake City, Utah – July 13, 2022 – Hollis Thornton, CPIM, senior manager, partner development, Blackhawk Network, was awarded the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) inaugural “Incentive Industry Influencer” Award at the IMA Summit Awards program last night at The Cliff Lodge in Snowbird, Utah.

New in 2022, the Incentive Industry Influencer Award honors an individual who displays an exceptional level of influence on the professional development and advancement of the incentive industry. Influencers are ambassadors. They have ignited change and made a positive impact on their peers and clients, through their vision, personality and determination. They are viewed as role models who maintain high standards for themselves and for the incentive industry.

With over 20 years in the incentive industry, the IMA and the Incentive Gift Card Council (IGCC), Thornton’s positive influence and dedication are reflected in the glowing comments of her peers and colleagues. Words like devoted, innovative, resourceful and respected echoed across her nominations. Thornton is extremely knowledgeable, always willing to provide guidance and support, and a role model to everyone she meets.

“She is a great ambassador for our industry and is very passionate about industry leadership and education,” a nominator said. “Hollis continues to demonstrate leadership within the industry and is always willing to pitch in to assist the IMA family for the greater good,” another said.

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About IMA

The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) connects members from leading companies across the marketplace to create a unified voice and growth for the incentive industry. IMA is the umbrella organization for the Incentive & Engagement Solution Providers (IESP), Incentive Gift Card Council (IGCC), Incentive Merchandise To Reward & Appreciate (IMRA), Incentive Travel Council (ITC), Recognition Professionals International (RPI), IMA Europe, IMA Brasil and IMA Middle East & Africa. IMA members have the expertise, leading brands, and services to help companies improve their business with reward, recognition, loyalty, and engagement programs.

Contact: Ione Terrio • iterrio@incentivemarketing.org • 952-928-4649

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