SITE announces 2018 Board of Directors

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) has announced their board of directors effective January 1, 2018.

Annamaria Ruffini, president and CEO Events In & Out, Rome, Italy, will serve as president of the SITE International Board of Directors.

Ruffini: strives to ensure board is globally-balanced

Serving with Ruffini are Rajeev Kohli, joint managing director, Creative Travel, India, as immediate past president; Philip Eidsvold, director client services, One10, US, as president-elect 2019; Jennifer Glynn, managing partner, Meeting Encore Canada, as vice-president, finance & business development; and Daryl Keywood, managing director and CEO, Walthers DMC, South Africa, as vice-president education & certification:

Meanwhile, members-at-large include Aoife Delaney, director of global sales, DMC Network, Ireland; Kevin V. Edmunds, vice-president sales, AIC Hotel Group, US; Eda Ozden, director business development, MEP Destination Business Solutions, Turkey; Jonathan Richards, sales manager North America & Europe, Corporate Gifts Division, Maui Jim Sunglasses & Zeal Optics, US; Anne-Marie Rogers, director meetings & incentives, Direct Travel, US; Julia Trejo, director of business development, Terramar – a DMC Network Company, Mexico; and Alicia Yao, general manager, IME Consulting Beijing, China.

Two new directors will also join the board next year. They are Ellie MacPherson, senior vice president, Strategic Meetings + Incentives, Canada; and Carina Bauer, SITE Foundation President-Elect, CEO IMEX Group & Regent Exhibitions, UK.

Board members will be formally introduced to members during the SITE + MPI Global Forum, January 12-14, 2018, in Rome.

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