National Gift Card promotes three, adds two to team
NGC announced today the promotion of three of its managers and the hiring of two additional staffers as the company takes further steps to strengthen its customer service, operations and vendor relations to better serve its customers and strategic partners while positioning NGC for future business growth initiatives.
Jason Abrahams was named vice president of marketing, a newly-created position. Abrahams, who was previously NGC’s marketing director, joined the company in 2010 from Chicago-based KemperLesnik, where he was an account executive. Abrahams, a Palatine,Ill.resident, graduated cum laude from theUniversityofMiami(Fla.) with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and holds an MBA fromDePaulUniversity.
William Homer was named vice president of operations, a newly-created position. Homer will develop and maintain NGC’s long-term strategic operational plan as well as oversee day-to-day operations and fulfillment services. TheLake Zurich,Ill.resident was most recently fulfillment manager at the company, and joined NGC in 2008.
Lindsay Rardon was named program development coordinator, a newly-created position. Rardon, who was previously NGC’s operations manager, will be responsible for account management and customer service for several of NGC’s key customers. Rardon, aCrystal Lake,Ill.resident, graduated fromNorthernIllinoisUniversitywith a Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree. She joined NGC in 2009.
Ashley Zielinsky has joined NGC as strategic partnerships manager, specializing in vendor relations and retail partnership growth. Zielinsky, who joined NGC from local direct marketing company Lime Light Marketing, currently resides inDes Plaines,Ill.and is a graduate ofLoyolaUniversitywith a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree.
Samantha Goldstein joins NGC as marketing coordinator after having completed a year-long internship program at the company. Goldstein currently resides in Northbrook, Ill., and is a recent graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a concentration in Public Relations.