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21 Maritz Motivation Solutions People Are Named Master Designers by The Maritz Institute

April 17, 2014

ST. LOUIS (April 10, 2014)Maritz Motivation Solutions announced that 21 team members were among the inaugural class of Master Designers certified by The Maritz Institute.

Master Designer Certification represents an important way that Maritz Motivation Solutions and other Maritz businesses are collaborating with The Maritz Institute to advance a people-centered approach to the design of business solutions for Fortune 500 client companies. Colleagues from Maritz Loyalty Marketing and Maritz Research were also among those earning certification.

Each Master Designer completed a challenging educational curriculum that included a master class taught by leading neuroscience and design thinking educators, mentoring colleagues and demonstrating knowledge application.

Master Designers serve Maritz clients by applying design principles based on the latest in human science research to create highly engaging experiences for people participating in sales and channel incentive programs, employee recognition programs and consumer loyalty programs.

“Our Master Designers are leading the way in applying people-centered design to the business challenges our clients face,” said Steve Maritz, chairman and CEO of Maritz Holdings Inc. and founder of The Maritz Institute.

Master Designers from Maritz Motivation Solutions represent diverse areas of expertise, including Solution Design, Client Services, Sales, Marketing and Creative Services. They are:

David Adam Tracy Almond Steve Cox
Cheryle Frenzel Steve Gerding Paula Godar
Nicole Harris Bill Hennessy Tracy Heyer
Jerry Klein Amy Kramer Mary Luckey
Tony Marshall David Minnelli Johnna Moffitt
Dick O’Connor Carrie Peterson Charles Purvis
Bob Romano Lori Schonebaum Mike Spellecy
Tammy Smith – Maritz Research
Scott Robinson – Maritz Loyalty Marketing

About Maritz Motivation Solutions 
Based in St. Louis, Maritz Motivation Solutions is part of the Maritz family of companies. It offers consumer loyalty, employee recognition, sales incentive and channel loyalty programs to U.S. and global companies. Maritz Motivation Solutions provides best-in-class rewards and fulfillment services, including purposefully-chosen merchandise and experiences that excite, motivate and recognize people around the world. The people who work for Maritz Motivation Solutions are dedicated to being the best in the business, fun to work with and their clients’ most valuable ally. For more information, visit, subscribe to our blog, follow us on Twitter or call 1-877-4-Maritz (1-877-462-7489).

About The Maritz Institute

The Maritz Institute is a network of thought leaders advancing the human sciences in business. Our vision is to unleash human potential by inspiring and enabling people-centered business solutions that create better business and better lives. For more information, visit