Read us | Listen to us | Watch us | Join Live Events | Turn Off Ads | Live |

Click on your language to translate this article:

Afrikaans Afrikaans Albanian Albanian Amharic Amharic Arabic Arabic Armenian Armenian Azerbaijani Azerbaijani Basque Basque Belarusian Belarusian Bengali Bengali Bosnian Bosnian Bulgarian Bulgarian Catalan Catalan Cebuano Cebuano Chichewa Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Corsican Croatian Croatian Czech Czech Danish Danish Dutch Dutch English English Esperanto Esperanto Estonian Estonian Filipino Filipino Finnish Finnish French French Frisian Frisian Galician Galician Georgian Georgian German German Greek Greek Gujarati Gujarati Haitian Creole Haitian Creole Hausa Hausa Hawaiian Hawaiian Hebrew Hebrew Hindi Hindi Hmong Hmong Hungarian Hungarian Icelandic Icelandic Igbo Igbo Indonesian Indonesian Irish Irish Italian Italian Japanese Japanese Javanese Javanese Kannada Kannada Kazakh Kazakh Khmer Khmer Korean Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kyrgyz Kyrgyz Lao Lao Latin Latin Latvian Latvian Lithuanian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Luxembourgish Macedonian Macedonian Malagasy Malagasy Malay Malay Malayalam Malayalam Maltese Maltese Maori Maori Marathi Marathi Mongolian Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Nepali Norwegian Norwegian Pashto Pashto Persian Persian Polish Polish Portuguese Portuguese Punjabi Punjabi Romanian Romanian Russian Russian Samoan Samoan Scottish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic Serbian Serbian Sesotho Sesotho Shona Shona Sindhi Sindhi Sinhala Sinhala Slovak Slovak Slovenian Slovenian Somali Somali Spanish Spanish Sudanese Sudanese Swahili Swahili Swedish Swedish Tajik Tajik Tamil Tamil Telugu Telugu Thai Thai Turkish Turkish Ukrainian Ukrainian Urdu Urdu Uzbek Uzbek Vietnamese Vietnamese Welsh Welsh Xhosa Xhosa Yiddish Yiddish Yoruba Yoruba Zulu Zulu

SITE and SITE Foundation announce new leadership for 2021

SITE and SITE Foundation announce new leadership for 2021
SITE and SITE Foundation announce new leadership for 2021
Written by Harry S. Johnson

Today, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) announced its leadership line-up for 2021, welcoming 4 new directors to the SITE International Board of Directors and 3 new Trustees to the Board of the SITE Foundation. In addition, following the resignation of Didier Scaillet in September 2020, Rebecca Wright, CIS, CITP, Head of Chapter Engagement at SITE, has been appointed interim Executive Director.

Joining the SITE Board to serve 3 year terms are: Colleen Brzozowski, CIS, Independent, USA; Karim El Minabawy, President, Emeco Travel – EUROMIC Egypt; and Lisa Xu, Founder & Managing Director, East Star, China. Also joining the SITE Board, to take up the newly created Young Leader seat for a two year term, is Heidi Dillon, Manager, Event Operations, One10, USA.

Meanwhile, Vito Curalli, Executive Director, International & Industry Relations, Hilton Worldwide Sales, Meenaz Diamond, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, North America, Accor Hotels and Jonathan E. Richards, Manager, Corporate Gifts, NW, Mexico, Europe, Maui Jim Sunglasses & Zeal Optics have joined as Trustees of SITE Foundation.

The DMC Network’s Aoife Delaney, CIS, CITP will take the reins at SITE in January 2021. It’s a special moment for the Delaney family as 29 years ago, in 1992, Aoife’s Dad, Patrick Delaney CIS, CITP, CITE, CMM, CMP, became the first non-US resident to serve as SITE President.

“SITE has always been an integral part of my personal and professional life and becoming SITE President is a source of immense pride to me. I’m deeply grateful to all those who have helped me along the way, especially my great friend and mentor, Jenn Glynn, whose legacy I hope to emulate. I’d also like to single out the ownership and leadership at The DMC Network who have generously and extensively invested in my SITE participation because they believe passionately in the power of incentive travel” said Aoife Delaney.

Taking the helm at SITE Foundation is Terry Manion, CIS, CITP, SVP, Business Development, Creative Group Canada: “Following many years immersed in the world of incentive travel, I’m deeply honoured to serve as President of SITE Foundation for 2021. In recent years SITE Foundation has invested over USD$1.25m into the industry through our research, education and advocacy projects. The Incentive Travel Industry Index (ITII), our joint research initiative with FICP and IRF, has become the single biggest and most anticipated annual report on the state of the incentive travel nation while Motivate, our content repository on all things incentive travel, has tripled its readership in the past 12 months”.

Newly appointed SITE Interim Executive Director, Rebecca Wright, CIS, CITP said: “2020 has been a tumultuous year for all Business Events professionals but despite the difficulties and the challenges, SITE remained united and strong. We now face 2021 with a renewed sense of community and an even stronger belief that incentive travel is transformational for qualifiers, businesses and society at large. I’m delighted to serve as interim Executive Director and look forward to leading our wonderful executive leadership team as we continue to deliver value to our members, to be the voice for the “I” in MICE and to highlight the business case for incentive travel”.