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.

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SITE Chicago President

Colleen Brzozowski


They say the apple doesn’t fall from the tree and growing up, my parents have always led a life of volunteerism and giving back.  From running school fundraisers (the combined smell of hundreds of cardboard boxes and thousands of chocolate candy bars is one I’ll never forget) to organizing church festivals, there isn’t a time I can remember that they weren’t deeply involved in supporting our community.  I am so grateful they instilled this same spirit in me from a young age. 


It is an absolute privilege and honor to serve as your 2020 SITE Chicago Chapter President! I am excited for the opportunities that lie ahead and I am grateful to the SITE Chicago leaders who came before me and have given their time, heart and energy to this chapter to get us where we are today.  My term is not about this year alone, but about continuing the legacy of we have accomplished to date and what will unfold under future leadership.


Our Board is committed to providing quality, relevant education events, networking opportunities for meaningful connections and continuing a culture of inclusivity.  Together we will continue to ensure we are recognized globally as a Chapter of Excellence.


Our chapter is built on a foundation of volunteers; our amazing Board of Directors, Committee Members, Young Leaders and Sponsors who make us the strong chapter we are today.  Thank YOU for your support and commitment to SITE Chicago.  I appreciate you and hope that my leadership encourages you to become more involved and engaged.  Your membership is an investment in your future; take full advantage of experiences by being engaged and not just present.  Get involved. Volunteer to do more.  Encourage others to join you in becoming part of the SITE Chicago community.


My parents were in town last year as I was preparing for Holly Trolley and when they saw that I could use some extra hands, they jumped right in.  I offered them a chocolate bar as thanks and smiled again about how things come full circle. Start small or jump in big.  SITE Chicago is an investment in you, professionally and personally. I can honestly say that you will forever be better because of it.  So, what will you do differently in 2020 to get involved?  We are ready for you!


Here’s to a great year-





Colleen Brzozowski




Diane Murray

Immediate Past President





Lorraine Bellas

Director of Sponsorship & President-Elect


Regional Meetings & Incentive Groups Manager

Sandals and Beaches Resorts



Angelique Bernier

Director of Administration


Business Development Director

Next Level Performance


Rose Hippert

Director of Communication


Account Manager

Creative Group



Bonnie Coop

Director of Education


Senior Producer

Total Event Resources



Stephanie Wright

Director of Events


Regional Sales Manager

PRA Chicago


Marla Evertte

Director of Finance


Account Manager

Travel and Transport, Inc.


Stephanie Nieszel

Director of Membership

In Market National Sales Manager,

Illinois & Indiana

Caesars Entertainment


Sophia Lin Kanno

Director of Young Leaders

Senior Event Producer

Kehoe Designs




Alex Bakalis

Young Leaders Committee

Supervisor, Operations -

Attendee Engagement

BCD Meetings & Events

Kelly Fuller

Young Leaders Committee

Account Manager

Creative Group

Kristin Huben

Communications Committee

Account Director


Jennifer Spiekhout

Events Committee

Account Coordinator

Creative Group

Kristi McCotter

Communications Committee

Senior Regional Sales Manager

PRA Chicago

Joy Molinari

Young Leaders Committee

Associate Solution Designer

BCD Meetings & Events

Peggy Murray Hagaman

Events Committee

Director of Sales Meetings

& Conventions

Discover The Palm Beaches

Whitney Parsons

Sponsorship Committee


Senior Sales Manager

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Justin McCray

Communications Committee

Director of National Accounts

1 Hotel South Beach

Nakisha Wilson

Events Committee


Account Manager

Creative Group

Christopher Rost

Communications Committee

Director, Business Development

BCD Meetings & Events

Celeste Kelley

Young Leaders Committee

Senior Account Coordinator

Creative Group

Aileen Laracuente

Education Committee


Business Development - 

Executive Midwest

Monterey County
Convention & Visitors Bureau

Michelle Lauer

Sponsorship Committee

Director of Global Sales

Associated Luxury Hotels International

Margie McCartney

Events Committee


Global Sales Director

PRA Business Events



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!


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.


DMCP Global Sales Director, AlliedPRA

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.


Director of Incentive Sales, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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.


Senior Manager, Marketing Services at GROWMARK, Inc., Bloomington, IL, USA

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.


Creative Group

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!


Two Roads Hospitality

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! 


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