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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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.

Bsiness 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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2021 President's Message

2021 is a year to focus on the future, rebuild! TOGETHER we are stronger!

As we embark on a new year, I am honored once again to serve as your SITE Southeast President and to be working side by side with such an innovative Board of Directors.

As I reflected on the past year, I choose to look at the positive. As we put 2020 behind us and look to the future, it is important to reflect on what we accomplished as a community. Your SITE SE Board of Directors put in relentless hours planning live and virtual events and yes our plans changed daily. Without any hesitation everyone jumped in! Our chapter hosted 20 Zoom events from educational events to Motown dances closing out the year with the only multiple day LIVE event in all of SITE Global, the SITE Southeast Education Summit in Ashville (Finally together as a family).

In so many ways we stood tall while apart, demonstrating the courage, innovation and resilience that are inherent to our industry. It’s made us self-reflect, make decisions for ourselves and our families. I am thankful for this and I believe this will make the world a better place. One of the key lessons I learned is the importance of belonging to a community like SITE.

For 2021 I have selected the song “We Won’t Back Down”. Together we are stronger and we will bring back the hospitality industry. 

Remember, a membership is only as valuable as what you put into it. I encourage you to get involved, there are many volunteer positions and committee positions that you can be part of to grow your relationships in the chapter. The chapter focuses on B2B, utilizing our partners to take the industry to new levels! WE are SOUTHEAST Strong, and would not be where we are without all of your participation. Allow us to be part of your professional journey.

Thank you for being a part of SITE SOUTHEAST – Site Southeast-8 States Strong! “WE WON'T BACK DOWN”

Cathy Jones
2020-21 President, SITE Southeast

Our 2021 Board Members

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

President SITE Southeast

Cathy Jones

CEO/Owner, Shamrock Innovations

Windermere, United States

Southeast 2021 Past President

Lynn Beierschmitt

Executive Director Sales & Operations, Liaisons Meetings & Events

Knoxville, United States

President Elect

Benny Williford

CEO, Pinnacle Speakers Bureau

Raleigh, United States

VP Communications

LeeAnne Canecchio

Account Director, Peerless Performance, LLC

Atlanta, United States

Social Media

Kelli Price

Owner, Kelli Price Photography

Truckee, United States

SITE Southeast Treasurer

Nichole Louviaux

President/Owner, Compass Coordination

Roswell, United States

Vice President, Membership

Ginny Izydore

Regional Sales Manager, Barnsley Resort

Adairsville, United States

Suzanne Strealy

Director, National Accounts, Atlantis Bahamas

Fort Lauderdale, United States

Kim Savransky


Villa Rica, United States

Joseph Vella

Owner, C2Eventz, Inc.

Hollywood, United States

VP of Education, Board of Directors

shannon Johnson Johnson

Sales Manager, Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

Hoover, United States

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