The IRF Service Awards were introduced during the 2022 IRF Education Invitational. From serving on Boards and Committees to participating in research studies to amplifying our messages on social media, volunteers are critical to the impact the IRF is making on the incentives industry. The IRF Service awards help us recognize and celebrate the innovative work of our volunteers.

Rodger Stotz received the Outstanding Service to IRF Award. This award honors a member of the incentives community who has made a significant impact on the trajectory of the IRF over a long period of time. The award was presented by Jim Kelley, IRF Board Chair.

“Rodger Stotz was one of the founders of the IRF. He saw an industry in need of research and insights to support its growth and created the IRF to focus on delivering research and education to fill that need. He served as Chief Research Advisor for a number of years following his initial board term. He has remained involved with the IRF for more than 20 years, and currently serves on the research committee. To this day, he provides suggestions for studies, helps make connections, and volunteers his time to work on research projects,” said Stephanie Harris, IRF President.

The recipients of the Volunteer of the Year Award were Lynn Randall, Jamie Randall and Jen O’Mara. This award recognizes the outstanding work of individuals who have gone above and beyond to independently initiate, lead, or volunteer for work that supports and advances the mission of the IRF. The award was presented by IRF Communications Committe Chair Stephen Cook and Co-Chair Morgan Crain.

“Our inaugural volunteer of the year award goes to a team that stepped up to deliver on one of our Vision 2025 goals of delivering more video insights. Lynn, Jamie, and Jen are a fantastic example of a group that took a volunteer assignment and ran with it needing almost no assistance from the staff. From question creation, to scheduling grid, to hustling onsite to record, then spending hours to review videos and create a release calendar the staff used throughout the year, they did it all,” said Harris.