Young Leaders' Program

Connecting Young Professionals in the Incentive Travel Industry

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What is the SITE Young Leaders' Program?

The SITE Young Leaders' Program is a global community of industry professionals aged 35 years or younger. By participating in the SITE Young Leaders' Program, individuals will receive education and networking opportunities that appeal directly to those who are new to the industry. Our mission: to create a strong group of individuals who will not only become leaders in SITE and their local SITE Chapters, but in the greater industry as a whole.

To learn more about how to become a member, please email SITE@SITEglobal.com.

 

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Mentorship Program

SITE Young Leaders are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new mentorship program - Mentoring Members. This exciting new program is designed to provide young leaders with connections across our SITE Global community, in order for them to develop their careers within the incentive industry. The program offers opportunities to collaborate with different sectors within the incentive industry, with people from different chapters, and with people who have years of incentive experience.

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SITE Young Leaders' Conference

Since SITE Young Leaders’ program started over 15 years’ ago, the YL conference has been a much anticipated annual event, bringing Young Leaders face to face from all over to world. Life long friendships were forged as careers developed and we’re proud to repor that our current board includes many alumni of our YL program. Aoife Delaney, CIS, CITP, president of SITE in 2021 and Kevin Edmunds, CIS, CITP, president of SITE in 2022 are both proud and enthusiastic alumni. A notable characteristic of SITE’s YL annual conference is that it is “for Young Leaders, by Young Leaders. This ensures that content is always relevant to our new generation of incentive travel professionals.

The Young Leaders' Conference will take place in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 6, 2024.

Why Jeorge Zepeda is a Young Leader at SITE

Hear What SITE Young Leaders Have to Say

 

"The Young Leaders offer a fantastic opportunity to network and learn"
Alisa Walsh, EventWorks

 

"Being involved in SITE as a whole, our local chapter, and SITE Young Leaders has kept me connected to the industry trends, changes, and updates and has a direct impact on my professional and personal growth as well. I look forward to many more years with SITE and all it has to offer.” 
Windsor Neal, Cultivate Corporate Premium Gifts

 

“SITE YL has had a unique impact on both my professional and personal growth. I look forward to more innovative education, new contacts and new memories!”
Greg Byrnes, Northstar Meeting Group

 

"I believe that SITE has opened doors professionally that may not have been opened for me without my SITE membership."
Paola Quintero, Creative Group

 

"Being an active member of SITE has been the single most beneficial decision that I have made in my career to date."
Aoife Delaney, DMC Network

Hear from Young Leader Sylvie Nador and her SITE journey

Ashley talks about what the Young Leaders are focusing on

The 2024 Committee

Max Simpkins

Director of sales - MICE , The Langham, London.

London , United Kingdom

Natalia Roblero, CIS

Business Development Manager, Memorable Incentives DMC

San Josè, Costa Rica

Windsor Crawford

Sr. Business Development Manager, Cultivate

Tampa, United States

Katelyn Graber

Meeting Event Manager, Maritz Global Events

Long Beach, United States

James Walsh

Travel Account Manager, Maritz Global Events

St. Louis, United States

April Hays

Director of Global Sales, Salamander Collection

Jersey City, United States

Director of Events

Rachel Pattillo

Account Director, Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

VP of Membership

Jeorge Zepeda

Regional Dir of Sales Southern Plains, AIC Hotel Group

Rhome, United States

Gerrynn Snowden

Senior Account Manager, Augeo

Overland Park, United States

Peter Mwanja

Managing Director, Uganda Safari Chapter

Kampala, Uganda

Daniella Bikouli, DMCP CIS

Director, Metropolitan DMC & Event Management

Glyfada, Greece

Anesa Martin

Director, Intermediary Group Sales, Hilton Hotels

McLean, United States

Sara Clausen

National Director of Group Sales, Kahler Grand Hospitality Group

Rochester, United States

Foundation Trustee

Anne Marie Rogers

Director of Meetings & Incentives, Minnesota Trade Office

Bloomington, United States