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
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
Regional Meetings & Incentive Groups Manager
Sandals and Beaches Resorts
Colleen Brzozowski, CIS, CITP
Immediate Past President & 2021-2023 SITE Global International Board of Directors
Diane Murray, CMP, HMCC, CIS, CITP
Treasurer and Acting Secretary
Past President 2019
Lisa Crolius, CIS
Director of Membership
Senior Sales Executive
Westin Grand Cayman Resort
Director of Young Leaders
Associate Event Manager
BCD Meetings & Events
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!
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.
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!