2021 Committees

Interested in joining an IRF Committee? Read about our Committees below and contact us at info@theirf.org to express your interest in joining.

IRF Research Committee – The committee focuses on the core element that drives the IRF, research. The committee takes a multi-faceted approach reviewing the main pillars of incentives by taking an in-depth review of various sources such as travel data, consumer trends, incentive metrics, survey results, and market analysis. The Research Committee provides impactful insights to topics and trends vital to all aspects of the non-cash incentive industry. The committee meets monthly and members are assigned to sub committees that match to their strengths or areas of interest. The Chief Academic Office or Chief Research Officer leads each committee and subcommittee to ensure proper guidance and optimal results. This committee is for all those interested in helping shape the industry trends of tomorrow.

IRF Content and Communications Committee – The IRF Content and Communications Committee works to increase the Foundation’s presence and awareness within the non-cash incentives industry as well as broaden the reach of IRF research and education to industry veterans, corporate users, and emerging users. The committee supports education opportunities, digital communications, webinars, and more, working to ensure IRF content is delivered in relevant, easy-to-consume forms. The committee meets monthly and forms sub-committees to work on individual communications initiatives including social media, website updates and improvements, promotion of upcoming events and education opportunities and more, interacting with other committees to promote their initiatives.

IRF Events Committee – The IRF Events Committee provides strategic direction in the development of IRF education events including The Annual Education Invitational and the Leadership Insights Forum to enhance the attendee experience, showcase the latest industry trends and IRF research, and drive event success. The Events committee will drive the development of new event types as needed / identified. The committee meets monthly and works closely with the Incentive Research Foundation staff to ensure successful development and execution of all in-person events.

IRF Sponsor Development Committee – The IRF Sponsor Development Committee works to develop and facilitate opportunities for industry partners to provide funding and resources across IRF events, communication channels such as the website and podcasts, and research to support the IRF’s mission. The committee meets monthly to discuss the current and future sponsorship opportunities. Sub-committees may be formed to review and vet newly formed ideas prior to launch.

Executive Kari Vrba Jim Kelley
Research Susan Adams Min Choi
Nominations Soma Kim Chris Johnson
Events Cosimo Bruzzese Sarah Haines
Content and Communications Stephen Cook Morgan Crain
Sponsor Development Committee Patricia Kerr Karen Devine