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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

PRESIDENT'S LETTER

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

MEET THE BOARD

 

Colleen Brzozowski

President

CIS

colleenbz1@yahoo.com

Diane Murray

Immediate Past President

CMP, CIS, HMCC

President

Options4Meetings

diane_murray@live.com

Lorraine Bellas

Director of Sponsorship & President-Elect

CIS

Regional Meetings & Incentive Groups Manager

Sandals and Beaches Resorts

sitechicagosponsorship@gmail.com

lbellas@uvi.sandals.com

Angelique Bernier

Director of Administration

CIS

Business Development Director

Next Level Performance

angeliqueberniercmp@gmail.com

Rose Hippert

Director of Communication

CIS

Account Manager

Creative Group

sitechicagocommunications@gmail.com

rhippert@creativegroupinc.com

Bonnie Coop

Director of Education

CIS

Senior Producer

Total Event Resources

mitchell.bonnie@outlook.com

bcoop@total-event.com

Stephanie Wright

Director of Events

DMCP

Regional Sales Manager

PRA Chicago

stephanie.wright@pra.com

Marla Evertte

Director of Finance

CMP, CMM, CIS

Account Manager

Travel and Transport, Inc.

meverett@tandt.com

Stephanie Nieszel

Director of Membership

In Market National Sales Manager,

Illinois & Indiana

Caesars Entertainment

snieszel@caesars.com

Sophia Lin Kanno

Director of Young Leaders

Senior Event Producer

Kehoe Designs

sophia@kehoedesigns.com

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

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

MOC & CO

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

CMP

Senior Sales Manager

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Justin McCray

Communications Committee

Director of National Accounts

1 Hotel South Beach

Nakisha Wilson

Events Committee

CMP

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

CIS, MS

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

DMCP, CIS

Global Sales Director

PRA Business Events

 

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