SITE Southeast USA

SITE Southeast is part of a global professional organization dedicated to creating motivational experiences that produce business results within the meetings and incentive industry.

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Welcome!

The SITE Southeast USA chapter was founded in 2007 and provides its members with relevant education, sustainability opportunities, engaging social events, and the ability to contribute to a global community. Through unparalleled networking opportunities, education and connections, SITE members form lasting partnerships that grow their businesses and professional development.

We are eight states strong and encourage you to join our family today!

AL ∙ GA ∙ KY ∙ LA ∙ MS ∙ NC ∙ SC ∙ TN

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Incentive Travel. Business Results.

Business leaders are constantly seeking creative ways to unlock human potential. One of the most powerful tools at their disposal is the motivational experience — including travel and events — which rewards a job well done and offers ways to grow and be more effective. Only one organization sits at the critical intersection between those who seek the benefits of these motivational tools, and those who can provide these extraordinary experiences. That organization is called SITE.

SITE makes possible the connection between motivational experiences and business results. It is the only global organization dedicated to linking professionals in the travel and motivational events industry with the business leaders who seek improved performance through these experiences. SITE has been defining this industry since the organization was formed four decades ago, as the Society of Incentive Travel Executives.

SITE Southeast Objectives

  • Help build better incentive business practices for our members and our members’ organizations through the education and networking opportunities that SITE affords us.
  • Provide access to education and networking opportunities for incentive professionals in our region.
  • Promote the value of performance improvement strategies, and incentive travel as an effective means of performance enhancement.
  • Provide a forum throughout our region for the exchange of ideas and information.

Join the SITE Community!

SITE is a global community of incentive travel professionals dedicated to strengthening and supporting the industry. The organization serves as a source of expertise, knowledge, and professional connections that will catapult and sustain professional growth and help build the value of extraordinary motivational experiences worldwide.

If you’re looking to enhance your career, get connected, drive new business, and stay informed, SITE has the resources you need to succeed. Learn more here!

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Looking forward to INSPIRING EXCELLENCE with you in 2022!

As your President for 2022, I am humbled and honored to serve you and to serve with you.  You have trusted me and the Board to lead the SITE Southeast Chapter this year, and we promise to do so with energy, determination, enthusiasm, and dedication as we progress positively into 2022.

I am optimistic that we will make 2022 a year of Excellence.  Yes, we will have challenges ahead, but we certainly know how to address them as opportunities.  I am confident that in moving forward we will excel using what we have learned together over the past two years: that we are stronger than we thought as individuals, as a chapter, and as an industry.  We are amazingly creative, capable, and resilient. As we continue to work together as partners, supporting one another, we will achieve great things.

Our vision for 2022 is INSPIRING EXCELLENCE.  In all that we do as a chapter, we will strive to create experiences that will both inspire you and model excellence in creative ways, to the best of our abilities. Our volunteer board team is committed to serving with enthusiasm and excellence.  

To INSPIRE is to instill in someone the urge or ability to do or feel something. As incentive meeting professionals, we always seek to provide our clients with unique, exciting experiences and create lasting memories that will guide, influence, and inspire them to feel and do more than they expected or believed possible.

"Nothing is impossible! The word itself is "I'm Possible." --- Audrey Hepburn 

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a Memory.” --- Dr. Seuss

 "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence." --- Vince Lombardi  

EXCELLENCE implies outstanding, first-class, superior, distinctive, greatness. Excellence requires desire, energy, and effort to achieve at a higher level than is expected. The following quote can easily apply to incentive meeting professionals:

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” — Aristotle

Let’s choose to Inspire Excellence in every touchpoint this year and make 2022 a year filled with meaningful, exciting experiences. Let’s learn from, support, and stand by each other as we navigate the incentive meetings industry landscape this year.

I have heard many of you say that you love SITE Southeast because of its friendly, welcoming, family-oriented culture and that you always feel accepted and comfortable when you join us. What a nice compliment! Let’s keep that feeling and make it even more so this year!

I look forward to connecting with everyone throughout the year.  Please feel free to get in touch with me or any board member at any time, not just at events, with any ideas/inspiring moments/tips/triumphs. 

Honored to serve you,

Benny J. Williford, CITP

Our 2022 Board Members

We are honored to serve our dedicated members and strengthen our chapter!

President

Benny Williford

CEO, Pinnacle Speakers Bureau

Raleigh, United States

President SITE Southeast

Cathy Jones

CEO/Owner, Shamrock Innovations

Windermere, United States

President-Elect

Suzanne Strealy

Director, National Accounts, Atlantis Bahamas

Peachtree City, United States

VP Communications

LeeAnne Canecchio, CIS

VP Operations, Peerless Performance, LLC

Atlanta, United States

VP Mktg/Social Media

Kelli Price

Owner, Kelli Price Photography

Reno/Tahoe, United States

Joe Capone

Business Development Director, McVeigh Global Meetings and Events

Fayetteville, United States

SITE Southeast VP Events

Robyn Davis

CEO, Global Eventures

Marietta, United States

VP of Education and Sustainability

Tracy Mitchell

Account Executive, Liaisons Meetings & Incentives

Charleston, United States

SITE Southeast VP - Finance

Toni Nunn

GLOBAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - MEETINGS EXPERT , American Express Global Business Travel

atlanta, United States

VP of Membership

Joseph Vella

Owner, C2Eventz, Inc.

Hollywood, United States

Kim Savransky

VP Operations, FAB AT INCENTIVES

Villa Rica, United States

  • Powered By SITE Foundation, Motivate Blog uncovers the transformational impact of incentive travel on individuals, organisations na dommunities all over the world.

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    17 August 2022

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    9 August 2022

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