IFI Announces 2021 Board of Directors

The Incentive Federation, Inc. (IFI), a trade association dedicated to promoting, protecting and providing research in the incentive field, and of which PPAI is a member, has announced its 2021 board of directors. Board members will begin their one-year terms on January 1.

Chair and Vice Chair – Corporations: Michael Donnelly, CPIM, president, Hinda Incentives
First Vice Chair – Associations: Stephanie Harris, president, Incentive Research Foundation
Second Vice Chair – Associations: Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO, PPAI
Third Vice Chair – Associations: Karen Wesloh, CAE, CMP, executive director, Incentive Marketing Association
Treasurer: Sean Roark, CPIM, executive vice president, IncentPros, Inc.
Secretary: Brian Galonek, CPIM, president, All Star Incentive Marketing
Director: Richard Blabolil, CPIM, president, Marketing Innovators International
Director: Theresa Harkins-Schulz, SPHR, CCP, CRP, senior vice president – customer experience, Inspirus/Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services
Director: Richard L. Low, CPIM, managing partner, RLL Advisory Services
Director: Sue Voyles, company founder and president, Logos Communications, Inc.
Executive Director and Counsel: George Delta, Esq.

A chief executive for the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence has not been named yet following the decision of Didier Scaillet to step down from that role earlier this year. When a successor is named, that individual will be eligible to serve as the Fourth Vice Chair – Associations. Scaillet was in line to be the Board Chair in 2020 and with his absence, Mike Donnelly, CPIM, was elected to serve as board chair as provided by the bylaws.

The IFI was founded in 1984 to bring together associations involved in various aspects of the incentive field, encompassing rewards, recognition, promotional products and related promotions. Originally founded to focus on government affairs, the IFI educates state and federal governments and agencies to protect the field and has expanded into three related areas: corporate outreach, education and research through its administration of industry studies.

Steve Slagle, CAE, past president and CEO of PPAI and a PPAI Hall of Fame member, serves as the organization’s managing director.

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