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O.C. Tanner appoints new Executive Vice President of Sales

O.C. Tanner appoints new Executive Vice President of Sales

SALT LAKE CITY—O.C. Tanner, a global employee recognition company, is pleased to announce Beth Thornton as the new Executive Vice President of Sales. Thornton will be relocating to company headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah from Atlanta, Georgia to assume her new role and will be responsible for developing, encouraging and inspiring O.C. Tanner’s sales team of 100 representatives.

According to company CEO and President, David Petersen, Thornton brings to the table exceptional leadership skills and years of industry experience. For nearly 19 years, Thornton has advised Fortune 100 companies and executives on how to encourage great work through strategic recognition. Before this most recent appointment, Thornton spearheaded O.C. Tanner’s sales efforts in the Southern United States and has twice been named the O.C. Tanner Managing Director of the year. She will now lead the sales team, helping O.C. Tanner’s clients make recognition a strategic tool that drives employee engagement and contributes to the bottom line.

“Valuing individuals, her passion for the product and hard work are just a few of Beth’s strengths that have prepared her for her new role at O.C. Tanner,” said Petersen. “She knows that when recognition is done right, results follow.”

“I am very excited to take on this role with O.C. Tanner,” said Thornton. “The company has a bright future and a great vision for where we want to go and I am glad to be a part of it.”

Thornton graduated from Florida State University with a degree in communications. When she isn’t advising clients, she spends time with her husband, Greg, and three children. O.C. Tanner is an international appreciation company based in Salt Lake City, Utah with offices throughout the United States, as well as London and Ontario. The company helps more than 8,000 clients worldwide recognize employees who do great work through consulting, training and creating customized recognition programs. To learn more about O.C. Tanner and appreciating great work please visit

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