News Release

Maritz Employee Solution Leader Kimberly Abel Elected to Incentive Federation Inc Board of Directors

October 31, 2014

St. LOUIS, MO (October 31, 2014) -­ Kimberly Abel, Vice President, Employee Solutions, for Maritz Motivation Solutions has been elected to the Incentive Federation Inc. Board of Directors. The Incentive Federation is dedicated to promote, protect and research the incentive field, encompassing recognition, promotional products and related promotions. Kimberly has over 20 years of experience in performance solutions consulting and workforce recognition product management and marketing.

“I am very honored to represent Maritz on such a prestigious board of directors,” Ms. Abel said. “The IFI does a great deal of research and education around our industry, and I am proud to be affiliated with them moving forward.”

As the Employee Solution Leader at Maritz, Ms. Abel is responsible for developing and communicating the company’s thought leadership and point of view on workforce performance and employee recognition solutions. She works directly with clients and account teams to understand client needs and market direction and provide tailored solutions to drive business results. Kimberly is the resident expert in workforce recognition and is a nationally known leader in the field. “

We believe that Kimberly’s expertise in the incentive field will be of great benefit to IFI and our members,” said Jessica A. Tadlock, IFI Managing Director. “We are also happy to add Maritz to our distinguished list of member companies who help to mold our industry today and into the future.”

Prior to joining Maritz, Ms. Abel held the role of Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Inspirus, was the Co-Founder and President of Prosperiti, and served as the Vice President of Product Visioning and Performance Services for Cultureworx. Her clients have repeatedly won national awards for their solutions. Ms. Abel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications from North Central College, an MBA Certificate from Loyola University in Chicago. She is a graduate of the Thunderbird Global Management Program and the Villanova ROI Institute. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Industry/Organizational Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In addition, she serves as a business mentor for BPeace International, a non-profit organization, is an Advisory Board Member for Speetra, a Speech Analytics Company, and serves on the Recognition Council for IMA.

About Maritz Motivation Solutions
Based in St. Louis, Maritz Motivation Solutions is part of the Maritz family of companies. It offers full-service 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).