Site International Foundation announces Board of Trustees for 2014

The Site International Foundation is pleased to introduce a distinguished list of global travel and hospitality industry leaders who will serve as the Site International Foundation Board of Trustees effective 1 January 2014.

The Site International Foundation President for 2014 is Kurt Paben, Senior Vice-President, AIMIA. “I am honoured to be serving as Foundation President with such a distinguished group of executives representing all disciplines in the global travel and hospitality industry and am excited to work with them to continue the momentum from 2013,” stated Mr. Paben. “I also want to recognize and express our appreciation to the retiring Trustees for their tireless commitment and contributions to the success of the Foundation.”

Serving with Mr. Paben as Officers on the Site International Foundation Executive Committee are:

  • Immediate Past President: Jane E. Schuldt, CITE, CIS, President, World Marketing Group Ltd.
  • President Elect: Denise O. Dornfeld, President, North America, AlliedPRA
  • Vice President: Rhea H. Stagner, Vice-President Supplier Relations, Sourcing and Proposal Development, Maritz Travel
  • Vice President Finance: Jonathan Caplan, Divisional Director of Sales North America, Franchise Full Service, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide
  • Chief Staff Officer: Kevin Hinton, Site and Site International Foundation

Foundation Trustees include:

  • Mark S. Andrew, Regional Vice President and General Manager, Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown
  • Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group
  • Mark Bondy, Partner and President, VIKTOR Incentives & Meetings, and Chair of the Site International Foundation Research Committee
  • John J. Iannini, CIS, CTC, Vice President, Meetings & Events America, Melia Hotels International
  • Martin Lewis, Managing Director, CAT Publications
  • Larry Luteran, Senior Vice President – Group Sales and Industry Relations, Hilton Worldwide
  • Bob Postins, CMM, Head of Events, Amway Europe Limited
  • Michele Samoulides, Senior Manager, Microsoft Corporation
  • Roger Tondeur, President, MCI Group
  • Tina Weede, President, US Motivation
  • Paul Miller, Managing Director, Spectra, and Site President 2014

Site and the Site International Foundation pay tribute to the following Trustees who are retiring their positions on the Board:

  • Stephen Powell, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, InterContinental Hotels
  • Jacques Arnoux, Managing Director, Pacific World Limited
  • David Gabri, President and CEO, Associated Luxury Hotels International
  • Gus Tejeda

“I congratulate our new Trustees and warmly welcome them at an exciting time of growth and opportunity for the Site International Foundation,” shared Kevin Hinton, Chief Staff Officer, Site and the Site International Foundation. “2013 was a year of great progress for our Foundation and 2014 is full of promise to continue delivering research, grants and education to Site Chapters and members as well as to the broader industry and global business community.”

The mission of the Site International Foundation is carried out through the generosity of individual donors and corporate contributions. Major funding is also realized through three annual fundraising events, ever gaining in popularity:

  • Site Nite Europe, 19 May 2014, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Site Classic, 7-10 September 2014, Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Site Nite North America, 13 October 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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