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December 21, 2015

SITE Foundation Names 2016 Board of Trustees




The SITE Foundation has announced the travel, hospitality and corporate industry executives who will serve on its Executive Committee and Board of Trustees effective January 1, 2016. 

denise dornfeldDenise Dornfeld, CIS, president North America, Allied PRA will serve as SITE Foundation President 2016. Serving with Dornfeld on the Foundation Executive Committee are:

  • Immediate Past President: Kurt Paben, CIS, president, channel and employee loyalty U.S., Aimia
  • President-elect: Rhea Stagner, DVP, supplier relations and sourcing, Maritz Travel
  • Vice President – Fundraising: John J. Iannini, CTC, CIS, vice-president, Melia Hotels International
  • Vice President – Finance: Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX, Regent Exhibitions
  • Vice President – Research & Education: Tina Weede, president, USMotivation
  • SITE Chief Excellence Officer: Kevin Hinton, CIS

Returning Foundation Trustees for 2016 include:

  • Jonathan Caplan, vice president sales and field marketing, North America, franchise full service, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide
  • Padraic Gilligan, managing director, SoolNua
  • Martin Lewis, managing director, CAT Publications
  • Lynn Pavony, director of incentive sales, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
  • Jimmy Romo, general manager, specialty sales, Delta Airlines
  • Michele Samoulides, senior manager, worldwide reward and recognition programs, Microsoft Corporation
  • Chris Wheeler, executive director, global incentive sales, Atlantis, Paradise Island
  • Aileen Zerbonia, CMP, senior manager, corporate events, Informatica

Aoife Delaney, CIS, SITE president-elect 2016 and director of global sales, Ovation Global DMC, will join the Foundation Board of Trustees representing the SITE International Board of Directors.

Jane E. Schuldt, CITE, CIS, president, World Marketing Group, Ltd., will retire her position on the board. 

“We want to recognize and thank Jane for her tireless commitment and extraordinary contributions to the Foundation’s success over the years,” said Dornfeld. “Jane has been instrumental in helping to guide the Foundation’s direction and advance our mission to strengthen the business case for incentive travel worldwide.”   

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