Rutger Hoorn to serve on IRF’s Board of Trustees

Geneva – October 25, 2022: Ovation Global DMC is pleased to announce that Rutger Hoorn, Vice President of Global Sales & Strategic Partnerships has been elected to serve on the Incentive Research Foundation’s 2023 Board of Trustees. Along with 2 other new appointees, Rudy Garza from Brightspot Incentives & Events and Lynn Randall from InVision Communications, Rutger Hoorn will serve a three-year term on the Board of Trustees.


The Incentive Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit foundation dedicated to understanding, educating, and advocating for the use of non-cash incentives. Through the promotion of research and science advancements, IRF aims to enhance the application of incentives in businesses on a global scale.


Its prestigious Board of Trustees represents all segments of the incentives, rewards, and recognition industry. Trustees lead the foundation’s mission of conducting research and providing education to highlight the power of incentive and motivational programs.


IRF Board of Trustees


It is an immense honor to have been chosen to collaborate with such a prestigious and professional organization and foundation. The IRF’s impact on providing research, education and insights into all segments of the incentives, rewards, and recognition industry, is pivotal”, Rutger Hoorn notes. I am very much looking forward to supporting the IRF’s goals and objectives toward the 2025 Vision and beyond.


The IRF Board of Trustees represents a diverse range of experience, perspectives, and roles in the incentive industry,” said Mark Alt, incoming Chair of the 2023 IRF Board of Trustees. “We are so pleased to be adding three new members to our Board of Trustees. Through their committee work, these individuals have already contributed to the mission and vision of the IRF. As we evolve as an organization, we further advance the industry by providing accessible and actionable research and education to an ever-growing audience.”





For any inquiries please contact:

Rutger Hoorn

Vice President Global Sales & Strategic Partners

Ovation Global DMC                                                                                              



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Ovation Global DMC is a Destination Management Company. We have been servicing associations, corporations, and agencies in 100+ destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America, and South America for more than 25 years. With our extensive local expertise, creativity, and resources we specialise in designing and executing your event objectives from logistics to exclusive high-end programmes. People and relationships are in the DNA of our company. Through our openness, passion, and expertise we make your vision a reality. Find out more at www.ovationdmc.com.


About The Incentive Research Foundation

The IRF provides research and education to the professionals who run incentive programs, the suppliers who make those programs successful, and the industry that focuses on motivating the workforce to perform at their best. The IRF is recognized across the industry as the global resource for independent, cutting-edge information and analysis of incentive marketing practices and applications. Each year the IRF executes 12-17 studies on industry trends, benchmarks, best practices, and insights. https://theirf.org

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