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Quartet of RPI Members Honored by Incentive Magazine

Posted By Jess Myers, Thursday, October 4, 2018

Ferguson, Green, Stark and Stern cited among industry’s most influential people

ST. PAUL, Minn. (October 1, 2018) – Four active and respected members of Recognition Professionals International have been named among the 25 Most Influential People in the Incentive Industry 2018 by Incentive Magazine. Tonda Ferguson, CRP, of Southwest Airlines, Ashlee Green, CRP, of Verizon Wireless, Kathy Stark, CRP, of RPI and Dan Stern of BAE Systems were all named to the magazine’s list of 25 individuals “who are shaping the rewards and recognition industry now.”

Ferguson, who has been with Southwest Airlines for 36 years, led the employee engagement team that created its company-wide recognition platform, and currently oversees Southwest’s employee engagement survey. She is the board secretary for RPI.

Green is an RPI board member and one of the planners of the 2019 RPI Conference which will be held in Atlanta in April. With Verizon she is moving to a new position overseeing employee incentives and recognition at the leading mobile service provider's customer service organization.

Stark, who leads the RPI board, has played a pivotal role in organization recently joining the Incentive Federation. She has been an important part of the reaccreditation of all of the RPI educational offerings, including the Certified Recognition Professional (CRP) designation.

Stern is the manager of Compensation Engagement Programs for BAE Systems, whose recognition program was a winner of RPI’s prestigious Best Practice Award®. The program, IMPACT, began in 2013 and has experienced at least 30 percent growth every year since then.

RPI congratulates all four on this well-deserved honor. Additional information is available at the RPI website:

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