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November 8, 2016

SITE Names New Board of Directors, Foundation Trustees




During its Global Conference in Panama, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) announced the new members of the SITE International Board of Directors and SITE Foundation Board of Trustees, effective January 1, 2017.  

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Rajeev Kohli

SITE International Board of Directors 2017

Rajeev Kohli, CIS, joint managing director, Creative Travel Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, India, has been elected as SITE Board President for a second term. Serving with Kohli as officers and returning directors are:

President-Elect: Annamaria Ruffini, CIS, CMP, President & CEO Events In & Out, Rome 
Immediate Past President: Rhonda Brewer, CIS, Chief Sales & Operations Officer, RMC DMC, USA
Vice-President Finance & Business Development: Philip Eidsvold, CIS, Account Director – Employee & Channel Loyalty, Aimia, USA
Vice-President Education & Certification: Jennifer Glynn, CIS, Managing Partner, Meeting Encore Ltd., Canada
Member-at-Large: Daryl Keywood, CIS, Managing Director & CEO, Walthers DBS, South Africa
Ex-Officio: Kevin Hinton, CIS, SITE Chief Excellence Officer
Olga Navarro, CIS, Executive Director, ITB DMC, Spain
Eda Ozden, Director, Business Development, MEP Destination Business Solutions, Turkey
Jonathan Richards, CIS, Sales Manager, North America & Europe, Corporate Gifts Division, Maui Jim Sunglasses & Zeal Optics, USA
Julia Trejo, CIS, CMP, DMCP, Director of Special Projects, Terramar Destinations, Panama
Alicia Yao, CIS, General Manager, IME Consulting Co., Ltd., China

Three new directors join the board in 2017:

Kevin Edmunds, Vice-President, Hard Rock All-Inclusive Collection, USA
Anne-Marie Rogers, Director of Meetings & Incentives, Direct Travel, USA
John Iannini, CIS, CTC, Vice-President, Melia Hotels International and President-Elect, SITE Foundation, USA

Jacqueline Goldy, CIS, Vice-President-Incentive Sales, MGM Resorts International, will be leaving the Board at the end of 2016.

SITE Foundation Board of Trustees 2017

Rhea Stagner, CIS, division vice president sourcing and supplier relations, Maritz Travel – a Maritz Global Events Company, St. Louis, Missouri, USA will serve as SITE Foundation President 2017

Serving with Stagner as officers and returning trustees are:

President-Elect: John Iannini, CIS, CTC, Vice-President, Melia Hotels International, USA
Immediate Past President: Denise Dornfeld, CIS, Chairperson, AlliedPRA, San Diego, California, USA
Vice President, Finance: Carina Bauer, CEO, The IMEX Group, Regent Exhibitions, UK
Vice President, Research and Education: Tina Weede, CRP, President, USMotivation, USA
Vice-President, Fundraising: Lynn Pavony, Director of Incentive Sales, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, USA
Padraic Gilligan, Managing Director, SoolNua, Ireland
Martin Lewis, Managing Director, CAT Publications, UK
Jimmy Romo, General Manager, Specialty Sales, Delta Airlines, USA
Michele Samoulides, Senior Manager, Worldwide Reward & Recognition Programs, Microsoft Corporation, USA
Chris Wheeler, Executive Director, Global Incentive Sales, Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas
Aileen Zerbonia, CMP, Senior Manager Corporate Events, Informatica, USA

New Trustees include:

Bonnie Boisner, Vice President, Event Management, Aimia, USA
Anne DiGregory, Corporate Director, Intermediary Sales & Strategy, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, USA
Terry Manion, Vice-President, Meridican Incentive Consultants, Canada
Annamaria Ruffini, SITE President-Elect 2017

Kurt Paben, CIS, President, Channel & Employee Loyalty US, Aimia and Jonathan Caplan, Vice President Sales & Field Marketing, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will be retiring their positions on the board. 

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