Cary, N.C. – January 9, 2018:  5Star Awards Inc., a leading provider of customized corporate and personal awards and gifts, has promoted Stephanie Brooks to the newly created position of director of operations. She joined 5Star Awards in 2016 as a customer service assistant and was promoted to office manager soon after.

In this new role, Brooks will be directly responsible for operational processes and improved efficiencies as the company continues to grow following a very successful 2017 that included the company’s acquisition of Cutting Edge Engraving in Raleigh. She will also be responsible for implementing the next phase of 5Star Awards’ Entrepreneurial Operating System.

Brooks’ prior experience includes serving as executive assistant to the president and executive team at Eschelon Experiences in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also served as project and processes coordinator at former Exceptional IT Services.

Brooks received her bachelor’s degree from Liberty University and a master’s degree from North Carolina Central University.

“From day one, Stephanie has proven herself to be a valuable member of our team,” said Lisa Higginbotham, CRS, owner of 5Star Awards. “We have great confidence that she will excel in her new position and continue to explore ways to better serve our customers.”

For more information on 5Star Awards, visit or call 1-800-553-0133.


About 5Star Awards Inc.

5Star Awards Inc. was established in 1999 on a strong foundation of commitment to high quality and customer service in designing and creating corporate and personal awards and gifts. With state-of-the-art equipment and personal service, 5Star strives to exceed client expectations. The company was recognized with a Pinnacle Business Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce in 2014. In 2013, 5Star Awards was named Small Business Retailer of the Year by the Awards and Recognition Association (ARA). The company is a Better Business Bureau accredited business and certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Company President Lisa Higginbotham, CRS, currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Awards and Personalization Association. For more information, visit or call 1-800-553-0133.

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