SITE Texas

SITE Texas provides premier educational and networking events across the state year-round. The network of SITE Texas members and professionals brings best-in-class solutions, insights and global connections to maximize the business impact of motivational experiences regardless of industry, region or culture. SITE serves as the source of expertise, knowledge and personal connections that fosters professional growth and helps build the value of extraordinary motivational experiences worldwide.

Welcome to SITE Texas

SITE Texas members represent airlines, cruise lines, corporate buyers, destination management companies, ground transportation companies, hotels and resorts, incentive houses, official tourist organizations, trade publications, travel agencies and supporting organizations such as restaurants and visitor attractions.

A Message from the President

Why SITE Texas?

SITE TEXAS VISION

Inspire. Engage. Ignite.

DEAR SITE TEXAS CHAPTER MEMBERS -

As our industry continues to maneuver through Covid 19 and its variants, we thank you for your commitment to SITE Texas, and assure you that we remain steadfast and resilient as a united SITE Global community and a strong Texas Chapter.  In 2021 our rallying cry was INSPIRE, ENGAGE and IGNITE. We aimed to work in leading and uniting our community as we moved back into live events. We wove that message into our events, social media posts and member communications, and we will continue to do so in 2022, because this will be the year of the live event comeback.

The SITE Texas Board of Directors has created a strong set of goals for 2022, all designed to enhance our members experiences through intentional and targeted educational and networking events. We will continue offering our Signature events, including our Technology Summit in Punta Cana, Multi-City Roadshows in the fall and an exciting new experience event that we will debut this summer. We will also continue our focus on Sustainability and CSR, with a strong emphasis of engaging Texans outside of DFW with Meetups in various locations throughout the state. Finally, we are in the inaugural year of our newly created Corporate Advisory Panel, aimed to give our members an even stronger voice.  We asked for your opinions in our November Members Needs Assessment and our 2022 goals were created based on your feedback. You validated our strong sense of community and relevance, and you suggested we continue reimagining as our industry evolves. As a group we are strongly committed to both.

We’ve always said that the best way to benefit from your SITE membership is to get involved. We currently have nearly one-third of our membership involved and volunteering on one of our various committees (membership, young leaders, mentorship, marketing, social media, events and more). There is truly a way for every member to be engaged and we hope that you will join us in doing so this year. It’s going to be a fantastic year, as we are poised to attain and exceed our 2022 goals and objectives and have a whole lot of fun while we are at it.

On behalf of the SITE Texas Board of Directors, we look forward to another award-wining year and we are excited that you will be a part of it. Please feel free to reach out to any one of us on the Board with questions or to learn more about volunteer opportunities. We look forward to serving you.

Todd Zint, CMP, CMM, CITP

SITE Texas 2022 President

SITE Texas 2022 Board of Directors

Meet the People Behind SITE Texas

President

Todd Zint

VP, Business Operations & Experiences, ACCESS DMC

Austin, United States

Immediate Past Chapter President

Lorraine Mahoney

Global Account Manager, Marriott International

Elgin, United States

2023 President Elect

Julie Blank, CITP

Director, Strategic Accounts, Brightspot

Irving, United States

VP of Membership

Alexa Kinney

Key Account Director, Caesars Entertainment

Las Vegas, United States

Jesus Zepeda

Regional Dir of Sales Southern Plains, AIC Hotel Group

Prosper, United States

Immediate Past President

Brandi Ronk

Director of Sales Meetings & Incentives, Melia Hotels

Helotes , United States

Autumn Johnson

Chief Experience Officer, Originations Global

Austin, United States

Vice President of Marketing

Michelle Crosby

Account Executive, Brightspot Incentives & Events

Irving, United States

Director of Social Media

Tracy Torrez

Director of Sales & Strategy Insurance & Incentive, Midwest/Northeast, The Hotel Emma

San Antonio, United States

Nicole Buraglio

Sales Manager, Unbridled

Flower Mound, United States

Scott Vastine

Principal, V2 Incentives

Aledo, United States

INSPIRE

inspiring our members, community and industry

Wayne Wallgren, MICE 360 Host

MICE Talk 360

Join SITE Texas as we discuss the people and issues that influence the incentive travel industry.

LISTEN TO ALL THE PODCASTS

Join the conversation and don’t miss a Podcast with our host, Wayne Wallgren, CIS, CITP.

STxTS22 CSR Event

CSR and Sustainability

SITE Texas Receives Global Sustainability Certification

Put another feather in the SITE Texas cap! At the 2021 SITE Hybrid Conference, held February 2 & 3, 2021, SITE Texas was recognized as one of the first SITE Chapters in the world to be certified in Sustainability.

With this in mind, the chapter deems it important to not only be as sustainable as possible during all events, reducing carbon footprint, and giving back to local communities whenever possible.

ENGAGE

creating connection opportunities for our members, sponsors and community

Education and Events

  • Hybrid and In-Person Education Programs & Study Groups
  • Annual Technology Summit
  • CSR, Networking, and Social Events
  • Annual Roadshow and Young Leaders Panel

IGNITE

moving incentives and our industry forward

  • We thrive to connect. Discover MICE Industry events at which SITE has a presence, as well our very own events, organised for members and friends of SITE by SITE HQ and our Chapters

    CHAPTER

    SITE Texas September Road Trip

    20 September 2022

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

    INSPIRATION

    Back in the saddle again

    Originally appeared in the July/August issue of Conference & Meetings World

    17 August 2022

    INSIGHTS

    Trends and Insight on the Return of Incentive Travel, in 5 Charts

    9 August 2022

    INSPIRATION

    Tips for Creating a Uniquely Puerto Rican Group Outing

    Sponsored by Discover Puerto Rico

    9 August 2022

  • Be up to date with the latest SITE news by book marking IncentiveWise, our dedicated news channel.

    Two Esteemed Winners Reflect on the SITE Chapter Excellence Awards

    3 August 2022

    Plucking CIS and CITP out of the Industry Credential Alphabet Soup

    21 July 2022

    Six positions opening on SITE International Board of Directors

    20 July 2022