Employee Spotlight: Kevin Joyce

Personable. Dedicated. Passionate.

As the HR Administrator and an Administrative Assistant, Kevin Joyce has been able to learn many different functions of the business and contribute his skills to multiple departments at Hinda. Responsible for almost all of the HR functions at Hinda, he handles payroll, benefits and the 401(k) administration. Additionally, he is also the Administrative Assistant to our Vice President of Sales and our Chief Financial Officer.

Joyce joined Hinda as an Administrative Assistant immediately after graduating college from Eastern Illinois University in 2006. During college, he worked seasonally as a Cash Room Assistant, as well as a Merchandising Assistant at Coca-Cola.

Shortly after starting at Hinda, he began working under the HR Manager as an HR Assistant. In August 2008, he took over HR in its entirety. Now, as he approaches five years of service, he says he appreciates the people and interactions the most.

"I love being able to build relationships here," says Joyce. "I like the family atmosphere that we have here at Hinda. It's a great feeling to be able to know everyone in the organization."

Outside of work, you can find him playing baseball, golfing or cheering on his beloved Chicago White Sox.


This has been part of our Employee Spotlight series, which aims to put a face to our business. We hope to give you a glimpse of our operations as you learn more about our employees.

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Employee Spotlight: Rick Bowen

Trustworthy and loyal, with a sense of humor, Rick Bowen, Assistant Merchandise Manager, has spent the past 32 years working, learning and evolving with Hinda.

His journey started in Indianapolis, where he was hired on as the warehouse manager. Hinda opened an operation in Indianapolis in 1979 to branch out the premium business. However, this was the start of the video revolution and after his first year, Bowen became the buyer for all electronics. The facility in Indianapolis was closed four years later, as it was too close in proximity to Chicago. At the time, our current CEO, Michael Arkes, was responsible for all of the purchasing in Chicago. After the Indianapolis office closed, Bowen was transferred to Chicago to continue as a buyer.

Now, as the Assistant Merchandise Manager, one of Bowen’s main responsibilities is merchandising Hinda's award assortment with some of the top electronics lines. With 32 years of knowledge and experience, he also supervises our team of buyers to ensure they’re progressing and developing.

“Michael Arkes gave me an opportunity 32 years ago to start a new career," says Bowen. "During that time, Hinda has given me every opportunity to succeed professionally.”

Outside of work, Bowen enjoys fly fishing and spending time with his family.


This has been part of our Employee Spotlight series, which aims to put a face to our business. We hope to give you a glimpse of our operations as you learn more about our employees.

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Employee Spotlight: Stacy Woodhead

Perfectionist. Outgoing. Determined.

Attention to detail is a must for Stacy Woodhead. As Senior Program Manager, she is the main contact for one of our largest clients and responsible for uploading merchandise to the site, running promotions and generating new ideas for the site. In order to manage their site, she works with merchandise, pricing, billing and trade shows.

Woodhead started at Hinda as a Program Manager in February 2007. Prior to joining the team, she worked in real estate and was introduced to Hinda through a mentor who knew the company well. She spent two years working for a client in St. Louis before moving back home to Chicago, where she later became Senior Program Manager in October 2010.

As for the move back home to Chicago, Woodhead admits it’s one of her fondest memories.

“When I come to work here, I feel like I’m working with family and close friends,” says Woodhead. “I’m not just another number.”

Outside of work, she enjoys coaching kindergarten soccer, swimming and hanging out with friends. She’s currently training for a 5K and planning her wedding, which will take place in September. As for which of those is the bigger undertaking, she doesn’t hesitate to say that planning a wedding is like a second job. It’s clear that she has her hands full, but she also has a lot of excitement to look forward to.

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Hinda Employee Spotlight: Charlene Reavey

Positive. Energetic. Communicator.

These words describe Charlene Reavey, who advises, supports and

oversees Hinda’s team of Program Managers in her role as Program Management Supervisor. Her day-to-day activities include sitting in on client conference calls, working on process improvements and assisting with problem-solving issues.

As one of Hinda’s newest employees, Reavey brings years of industry experience to her new role. Prior to joining the staff at Hinda, she was the Account Manager for the promotional products division at GatewayCDI and later ran their incentive division.

After determining she wanted to move to Chicago, she was eager to work for an industry leader. She began work at Hinda on October 4, 2010.

Outside of work, Reavey enjoys hanging with friends, shopping, reading, volunteering with
youth organizations andpreparing for her wedding in May.

Note: Hinda Employee Spotlights are our answer to the Twitter "Follow Friday." By highlighting different employees within our organization, we practice what we preach in terms of recognition. Our employee base is what makes us awesome - why not show that off?

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