Young Leaders' Program

Connecting Young Professionals in the Incentive Travel Industry


What is the SITE Young Leaders' Program?

The SITE Young Leaders' Program is a global community of industry professionals aged 35 years or younger with less than 5 years of experience in the incentive travel industry. 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


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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.

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

The 2022 Committee

VP Marketing & Communications at SITE Northeast

Stella Cruz Ortiz

B2B Marketing Manager, NYC & Company

New York, United States

Dhruv Razdan

Director - Brand Alliances, Razdan Holidays

New Delhi, India

Ashley Leggett

Travel Trade Support Executive , Belmond

Charleston, United States

Sylvie Nador

Director of Planning, IMS Vienna Budapest Prague

Budapest, Hungary

Past Presidents' Council

Megan McHale

Director of Global Sales, Rocco Forte Hotels

New York, United States

Lynda Baum

Executive VP and Founder, CSI International & Exclusive Destinations, LLC

San Jose, United States

Kate Benzine

Business Development Manager, Spectra

London, United Kingdom

Jeorge Zepeda

Regional Dir of Sales Southern Plains, AIC Hotel Group

Prosper, United States

2021 SITE SoCal President

Evan Christman

Co-Founder & Creative Lead, SMASHOUSE Creative Events Agency, Inc.

Rancho Mission Viejo, United States

SITE IBOD - Young Leaders Representative

Ashley Krueger

Manager, National Accounts, American Express Meetings & Events

Minneapolis, United States

Kunal Jain

Senior Manager MICE, The Leela Palaces Hotels & Resorts

New Delhi, India

Heidi Dillon

Manager, Event Operations, One10

Dayton, United States


Stuart Thornton

Director of Sales & Marketing, Hotel Solutions DMC

Dublin 22, Ireland

Director of Leadership Development, SITE SoCal

michael wallace

VP of Sales, Firefly Team Events

huntington beach, United States