Christi Gibson, CRP Named as Executive Director to Recognition Management Institute

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Leading global strategic employee recognition consulting and training firm plans expanded offerings

All eyes are on employee recognition through the headlines of AIG and Wells Fargo. RMI is pleased to add the experience and professionalism of Christi to the organization.

Recognition Management Institute, the leading global consulting and research firm for the design and study of employee recognition practices and programs, today announced the appointment of Christi Gibson, CRP as Executive Director. She is the former Executive Director of Recognition Professionals International® (RPI) and was named a 2007 top honoree for Who's Who in the HR Profession by Workplace HR & Safety.

Roy Saunderson, President of Recognition Management Institute, believes the timing of Christi's arrival couldn't be better. "We are in a defining moment in our industry," says Roy. "All eyes are on employee recognition through the headlines of AIG and Wells Fargo. RMI is pleased to add the experience and professionalism of Christi to the organization." In 2008, Roy Saunderson's book, GIVING The Real Recognition Way was published and quickly became a viral-favorite to HR and C-level executives. He is confident the addition of Christi will expedite the growth and expansion of the RMI offerings in workforce consulting and training.

"I look forward to working with Roy Saunderson and his clients as the Executive Director of Recognition Management Institute," says Christi Gibson. "This is the time to strengthen and expand the firm foundation Roy has established. RMI is the leader in understanding and communicating how employee appreciation is critical to increased productivity leading to increased profits." In her previous position, Christi was instrumental in the re-branding efforts driving up membership dramatically from 200 to 900 and led the ground-breaking certification course development process which is now an accredited recognition program.

About Recognition Management Institute
The Recognition Management Institute (RMI), based in Montreal , has worked with dozens of firms, employing innovative employee recognition techniques to improve business results. Its clients have included Bell Canada, Boeing, 3M, Johnson & Johnson Medical Products, among others. Whether improving productivity and morale with employees, creating a recognition strategy that fits with a company's culture, or learning the skills of how to give effective recognition, RMI can help get results. Founder Roy Saunderson is also an accomplished speaker and author. For more information visit

About Rideau
Rideau's Technology Enabled Services enhances all of the relationships that impact business performance through a comprehensive suite of rewards and recognition products. Rideau's Human Capital Management (HCM) offerings include performance awards that reinforce excellent work habits and celebrate achievement and service awards that commemorate loyalty. It's a unique, bundled approach that has caught on among many of the Fortune 500 and leading HRO providers. From RBC to Boeing and from H&R Block to Bell Canada, global businesses of all sizes use Rideau's rewards and recognition solutions to reduce turnover and engender loyalty. For more information, please go to or call 1.877.789.0449, extension 242.

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