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SITE Elects New Officers, Directors; New Foundation Members Named

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence has elected new officers for its board and that of the SITE Foundation.
Here is the latest news from SITE on the composition of its board of directors and those of the SITE Foundation. Note that registration is now open for the SITE Global conference in Istanbul Feb. 26-29. Click here for more information and to register.
SITE’s International Board of Directors has also elected the following directors to officer positions:
  • 2024 SITE President: Karim El Minabawy, President, Emeco Travel   Karim El Minabawy
  • SITE President-Elect: Nitin Sachdeva, CEO, Venture Marketing
  • Vice President, Finance: Hasan Dinc, Managing Director, Ods.tur.key
  • Vice President, Membership: Marcella Zuniga, Manager Global Sales, Rosewood Hotel Group
  • Vice President, Education: Melissa Moten, Vice President Experience & Event Solutions, The Collective, a division of BCD Meetings & Events.
Following recent elections for open board positions at Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), the following people were re-elected for a further three-year term:
  • Jennifer Attersall, Director, Incentive Travel, Destination Canada
  • Mary Clare Darland, Director, Sourcing, Maritz Global Events
  • Marissa Fernandez, Managing Director, DMS Destination Marketing Services
  • Colleen Brzozowski, Regional Director, Global Sales – Midwest, Hard Rock International.
Aoife Delaney, CIS, CITP, Vice President of Business Development, DMC Network, and 2021 SITE President, chaired the Board Development Committee and comments in a SITE statement:
“The Board Development Committee exists to encourage candidates to come forward with experience and expertise appropriate to the evolving requirements of SITE’s strategic plan. The caliber of candidates for 2023 was truly exceptional and I offer heartiest congratulations to Jennifer, Mary Clare and Marissa who, I’m certain, will contribute significantly to the implementation of SITE’s new strategic plan.”
Meanwhile, Jacqueline Goldy, Vice President of Incentives and Strategic Partnerships, MGM Resorts International, and Anne Marie Rogers, Director of Meetings & Incentive, Direct Travel — both former members of SITE’s IBOD — have joined SITE Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
SITE Foundation’s 2024 Executive Committee now comprises:
  • 2024 President: Stan Hershenow, Account Executive, Brightspot
  • Immediate Past President: Hamish Reid, Senior Associate Director, MMGY Hills Balfour
  • President Elect: Rhonda Brewer, Vice President, Sales, Motivation Excellence
  • Vice President, Finance: Jonathan Richards, Sales Manager — Northwest US, Mexico & Europe, Maui Jim Sunglasses
  • Vice President, Charitable Giving: Kim Napolitano, Executive Director, Intermediary & Specialty Group Markets, & Industry Relations, Hilton 
Kevin Regan, AVP, Global Charters and Incentives, Azamara Cruises, and SITE Foundation Continuity Committee Chair & Immediate Past President comments, “I’d like to welcome Jacqueline and Anne Marie to the Board of Trustees, legacy leaders in the world of motivational events who will make a real difference as we pursue our mission to raise funds to drive the business case for incentive travel and support professional development within our industry.”
Annette Gregg, MBA, CMM, CEO, SITE & SITE Foundation, says: “2023 was a truly historic year for SITE. Besides celebrating our golden jubilee, we also recorded record-breaking numbers at our Global Conference in New York City and exceeded our previous high-water mark for membership, bringing us to almost 2,800 members.”

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