STAMFORD, Conn., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Affinion Group, a global leader in customer engagement solutions that enhance and extend the relationship and loyalty of millions of consumers of financial service, retail, hospitality and e-commerce companies, today announced that the company's Executive Vice President of Marketing, Lorien Saumier, has been recognized by Connecticut Magazine as one of Connecticut's young executives to watch, in their 40-under-40 edition.
In her role with Affinion, Ms. Saumier is on the front line for more than 5,000 brand and loyalty campaigns that the company conducts each year for its marketing partners. She leads an organization of more than 150 professionals and is directly responsible for the creative design, strategy and execution for more than a quarter of a billion dollars in marketing investment each year.
"We're extremely proud of Lorien's accomplishments with Affinion, and today's recognition is well deserved," said Nathaniel Lipman, CEO of Affinion. "In addition, this award is a testament to our entire company that we're able to both attract and retain high quality employees."
Nearly a life-long resident of Connecticut, Ms. Saumier was educated through the Connecticut school system since kindergarten. She began working at Affinion in sales functions, and quickly progressed to areas of increasing responsibility, eventually assuming the day-to-day management for some of the firm's largest and most strategic accounts. Prior to her current responsibilities, she also spent periods of time in product management and marketing strategy.
"Last year, I joined Affinion because I saw firsthand how many talented and creative individuals were working hard every day to deliver customer engagement and loyalty solutions to our clients," said Lloyd Wirshba, CEO of Affinion Group, North America. "With this well-deserved recognition for Lorien, I'm pleased to see those perceptions validated by an outside party."
Ms. Saumier balances out the many accomplishments in her professional life with a very active role in her community as well. For several years now, she has co-chaired a literacy drive for the elementary school in her community, raising tens of thousands of dollars and providing thousands of books to elementary-age children through these efforts. She also has accepted a leadership role in her synagogue, Temple B'Nai Chaim, having been invited to participate in the ritual committee. She has also served as a mentor to a number of young women, helping to guide their development as successful professionals.
About Affinion Group
As a global leader with more than 35 years of experience, Affinion Group enhances the value of its partners' customer relationships by developing and marketing loyalty solutions. Leveraging its expertise in customer engagement, product development and targeted marketing, Affinion provides programs in subscription-based lifestyle services, personal protection, insurance and other areas to help generate increased customer loyalty and significant incremental revenue for more than 5,600 marketing partners worldwide, including many of the largest and most respected companies in financial services, retail, travel, and Internet commerce. Based in Stamford, Conn., the Company has approximately 4,000 employees throughout the United States and in 12 other countries, primarily in Europe, and markets in 15 countries globally. Affinion holds the prestigious ISO 27001 certification for the highest information security practices, is PCI compliant and Cybertrust certified. For more information, visit www.affinion.com.
SOURCE Affinion Group