HMI Performance Incentives’ CSO Lincoln Smith Elected President of IMA Strategic Industry Group

by | September 19, 2022 | Press Release

For Immediate Release

Lincoln Smith plans to bring value to group members and increase external awareness of incentive solutions.

Norwood, MA – September 19, 2022 – HMI Performance Incentives is delighted to announce that its Chief Strategy Officer, Lincoln Smith, has been elected president of the Incentive & Engagement Solution Providers (IESP), a strategic industry group in the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA), a leading organization in the incentive marketing industry.

“I couldn’t be more grateful for the excellent team I’m joining in IESP,” Lincoln said. “This group has already done incredible work supporting growth across the incentive provider industry. I’m so excited to build on that momentum and help carry IESP and IMA to new heights.

As president of IESP, Lincoln’s mission is to create and prioritize initiatives that drive value for all organization members. He plans to promote IESP and IMA as thought leaders in the incentive industry and create a space for collaboration and innovation among membership.

In addition, Lincoln plans to increase awareness of the IESP as a premier incentive organization externally to corporate and academic audiences. “My goal is to drive interest in program design and execution in audiences outside of the industry” Lincoln added. “Our membership includes leading providers of recognition and incentive and solutions, and I want to raise awareness of the value that these programs are able to add across the business landscape.”

“Lincoln is a highly knowledgeable and passionate leader at HMI, and I’m sure he will bring this same passion and expertise to the IESP,” says HMI’s CEO, Kiwon Chang. “His unique ability to connect with people to drive results makes Lincoln the perfect appointee for the IESP’s president. We’re very proud to support his appointment.”

HMI, a global leader in B2B incentive solutions, is honored to have Lincoln as its CSO. Lincoln has been working at HMI since 1996. Prior to serving as CSO, he held the title of Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. HMI wishes Lincoln its heartiest congratulations and is excited for the new directions he will take IESP as president.


About HMI Performance Incentives

People are an organization’s most important asset. Using data and behavior-driven methodologies, strategic design, creativity, and empathy, every company can achieve their growth and profit goals through a comprehensive incentive loyalty strategy. Founded in 1980 in Cambridge, MA, HMI Performance Incentives is a global leader in designing and managing incentive loyalty solutions.

About the Incentive Marketing Association

The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) is an organization of providers of incentives, corporate gifts and related services. We are dedicated to promoting high standards of professionalism in the incentive and recognition field, creating greater awareness of incentives, and helping our members prosper in a changing business environment through education, training, research, and marketing services.  Founded in 1998, IMA’s membership comprises 500+ individuals and businesses engaged in providing goods and services for incentive buyers and suppliers.

About the Incentive & Engagement Solution Providers

The Incentive & Engagement Solution Providers (IESP), a strategic industry group of the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA), is a trusted resource for business leaders globally in helping their organizations achieve results through engagement and incentive solutions.

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