ABOUT SITE

Founded in 1973, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) is comprised of 2,000+ members and 31 local chapters. SITE Chicago is the largest Chapter in the Midwest USA. Our members are incentive travel professionals who know from experience that incentive travel drives business results.  The SITE global member community, which represents 84 countries is on a mission to strengthen and inspire this extraordinary industry.

Learn more about SITE Global here.

 

SITE Chicago President

Lorraine Bellas, CIS, CITP

PRESIDENT'S LETTER

Taking the mantle as the incoming 2021 President for SITE Chicago is exciting and I know we are all cautiously optimistic now that the World is starting to open up.  I look forward to the fresh start and new possibilities of 2021 and to meeting you all.

Your SITE Chicago Board of Directors has been reimagining all of our Educational and Networking opportunities this year. Some events we are bringing back, like our award-winning Holley Trolly and we have brand new ideas as well!   We are in the process of creating a new Ambassador Program so that we can be more inclusive of our Members in neighboring states to the North:  Wisconsin and Michigan.  Also, SITE Chicago is hitting the road in the Fall,  bringing our team and sponsors to the Greater area! We are anxiously looking forward to the Networking and fun that we all have been missing!

Thank you for your commitment and participation in SITE Chicago! I will do my very best to support you all and I thank you for the opportunity!

MEET THE BOARD

 

Lorraine Bellas, CIS, CITP

President

Regional Meetings & Incentive Groups Manager

Sandals and Beaches Resorts

lbellas@uvi.sandals.com

Colleen Brzozowski, CIS, CITP

Immediate Past President & 2021-2023 SITE Global International Board of Directors

Independent

colleen.brzozowski@gmail.com

Rose Hippert, CIS, CITP

Director of Administration & President-Elect

Program Manager

Creative Group

rhippert@creativegroupinc.com

Justin McCray

Co-Director of Media

Director of Sales and Marketing

Exceptional Stays

justin@exceptionalstays.com

Marcella Zuniga, CIS, CITP

Co-Director of Media

Independent

marcella.zuniga@gmail.com

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Bonnie Coop, CIS, CITP

Director of Education

Senior Producer

Total Event Resources

bcoop@total-event.com

Diane Murray, CMP, HMCC, CIS, CITP

Treasurer and Acting Secretary

Past President 2019

Owner

Options4Meetings

diane_murray@live.com

Lisa Crolius, CIS

Director of Membership

Senior Sales Executive

Westin Grand Cayman Resort

lisa.crolius@westin-cayman.com

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Alexandra Bakalis

Director of Young Leaders

Associate Event Manager

BCD Meetings & Events

alexandra.bakalis@bcdme.com

 

TESTIMONIALS

SITE Chicago has been an open and inviting forum for incentive professionals in the Midwest.  They have hosted fun and engaging networking events along with providing the resources of SITE global.  During the pandemic they have continued to deliver.  The virtual Holly Trolly proved to be a fun and engaging event even though we could not do it in person.  They have demonstrated that we can still derive benefit from meeting and developing relationships during the most difficult of times for our industry.  I look forward to future events and opportunities to connect with this vibrant chapter, whether it is in person or over Zoom!

SANDI DANIEL

President & CEO, FIRE Light Group

As a member of Site Chicago since 2011, I just want to say how excited I am to participate with the Chapter since the revitalization within board and the membership in the last few years.  What this team has accomplished is amazing and I am so happy to be a part of this growth!

LORRAINE BELLAS, CIS, CITP

Regional Meetings & Incentive Groups Manager, Unique Vacations Inc.

My company, AlliedPRA, has 22 members in SITE Globally.  I knew my teams knew the benefits of SITE membership. There are so many great people involved with SITE and you get leads from both planners and other suppliers which is really nice.  It’s a great group to be affiliated with for sure and everyone helps each other out. An awesome cast of characters for sure.

MARGIE MCCARTNEY, DMCP, CIS

Global Sales Director, PRA Business Events

The most important aspect acquired through membership in SITE is the range of reliable relationships in the incentive community.  SITE creates a valuable forum that has created great connection to partners in all areas that support the incentive market including, clients, DMC and airline partners as well as my counterparts in the hotel community.

LYNN PAVONY

As a SITE member you get the opportunity to participate in educational sessions pertaining only to incentive travel, whether it’s planning, logistics, or the on-site experience. SITE is the only global authority connecting members to business leaders who are looking for improved performance. A member also develops a network of resources to help in all segments of their reward and recognition experience. Once business results are achieved, SITE helps to maintain the performances-based incentive culture.

DANA WEAVER, CIS, CITP

SITE Chicago has afforded me opportunities to improve my knowledge, grow my networks of industry contacts, and enhance my leadership skills.  I truly consider SITE Chicago to be family. Members support one another and acquaintances quickly become friends.  It’s important to get involved.  What you give to SITE is amplified and returned back to you in ways you’d never expect.

REBECCA WRIGHT, CIS, CITP

In all my years of attending various industry related organizations, I have found the SITE Chicago Chapter and their events fantastic. The events are in great places, the content and programs are relevant and timely, and most important - the members! Networking, introductions to one another, referals and actually talk real business! I hate missing a meeting!

BOB BEACH