Board of Directors

 

Brian Mordecai

President

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Director of Sales and Marketing
Eleven Experience

Office:   970-275-7634

bmordecai@elevenexperience.com

Eleven represents a new standard in experience travel, quenching a thirst for unprecedented adventures, authentic connections with down-to-earth guides, and deeply personalized vacation plans for the Adventure Capitalist.  Prior to joining Eleven Experience as the Director of Sales and Marketing, Brian was Director of Group Sales for Viceroy Hotel Group and National Sales Manager for Big Sky, Montana.

 

A passionate advocate for Incentive Travel driving business results Brian has been a member of SITE since 2010 and served as co-chair for the inaugural SITE Incentive Summit Americas in 2016.

Jim Adams

Vice President

Education

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CEO & CRS
Performance Strategies, Inc.

Office:   317-436-2771

jadams@performancestrategies.com

Established in 1992 by Jim Adams, Performance Strategies, Inc. (PSI) is a marketing incentive house specializing in rule structures that drive incentive programs and target audiences to achieve goals. Through design and execution of world-class incentive travel programs, PSI has facilitated luxurious incentive travel programs for groups small and large. PSI is also a provider and facilitator of merchandise incentive programs.  As the name Performance Strategies, Inc. suggests, the objective is always to enhance the performance results of employees and channel partners by creating unique rule structure strategies.

 

A member of SITE for over 20 years holding several committee chair positions. 

 

MaryClare Darland

Co - Vice President

Sponsorship

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Manager of Sourcing
Maritz Travel

Office:   636-827-2017

MaryClare.Darland@maritz.com

A Maritz Travel team member since 1989, Mary Clare manages a seasoned team of buyers who source, negotiate and contract worldwide with suppliers on behalf of their clients. With 29 years of industry experience, Mary Clare is respected among her peers, team and industry colleagues as a skilled negotiator, trusted adviser and client advocate. As past chair and current member of the Maritz Global Events’ human trafficking committee, Mary Clare strives to raise awareness of the issue, as well as support of organizations dedicated to supporting victims of human trafficking and eradicating the practice. She has recently joined the ECPAT-USA TMC/M&E Advisory Committee, which will focus on human trafficking training in the hospitality industry

 

Mary Clare’s began her work with SITE in 2011, formally joining in 2015. She served as the SITE NITE North America chair in 2016, 2017 and remains involved with the 2018 event. Mary Clare also assisted with the formation of SITE Midwest, and now is VP of Sponsorship for SITE Midwest.

Megan Barry

Vice President

Membership

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Vice President Travel Operations
Fusion Performance Marketing

Office:   314-561-6681

mbarry@thisisfusion.com

Megan has decades of experience in group travel operations, destination purchasing and supplier management, and leading a dynamic operations team. Her positive attitude is infectious, but behind that resides an unparalleled attention to detail.

Kristina Chaplin

Director

Social Media

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Director Global Accounts
FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Office:   847-384-0982

kristina.chaplin@frhi.com

Kristina has been with FRHI Hotels & Resorts since 2004.  She previously worked at Fairmont Chicago as National Sales Manager and Director of Group Sales prior to moving into her current role as Director, Global Accounts in 2008.  Her market includes Incentive, Corporate and Association clients in the Midwest on behalf of 100+ Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel properties around the globe. 

 

She is a new SITE member despite her 18 years tenure in the hospitality business.

Linda Schweiss

Co - Vice President Sponsorship

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Supplier Relations Director - DMC
Maritz Travel

Office:   636-827-4148

Linda.Schweiss@maritz.com

With 27 years of industry experience, Linda has left her mark on Maritz Travel, serving as a product marketing specialist, travel account executive, sales support manager, destination specialist, proposal development manager and travel buyer. As Director of Supplier Relations, Linda oversees the relationships and agreements with our DMCs and supplemental suppliers, ensuring that our trusted providers deliver innovative solutions, high levels of service and competitive pricing, as well as impeccable guest experiences.

Brandi McNair Ronk

Co - Vice President

Events

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Director of Group Sales
Melia Hotels International

Office:   210-681-2457

brandir@sol-group.com

Brandi brings over 20 years of travel and incentive industry experience, in the areas of training, event planning, contract negotiations, sales and operational experience. 

 

Based in San Antonio Texas, Brandi represents all Melia Hotels around the world, to book Groups and Events,  working with amazing clients in South Central United States.

Liz Hunt

Co - Vice President

Communications

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Vice President Operations
Unbridled Solutions

Office:   303-996-6141

lhunt@unbridledsolutions.com

Liz Vinsand

Co - Vice President

Events

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Director of National Accounts
Vail Resorts

Office:   636-827-6087

lvinsand@vailresorts.com

Liz Vinsand is the Global Director of National Accounts for Vail Resorts Meeting& Events, handling the Midwest.

 

Although she is a new member of SITE, she has been actively involved in the meeting and incentive industry for 25 years.

 

Susan Hankins

Co - Vice President

Communications

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Account Manager
Performance Strategies, Inc.

Office:   317-348-0052

shankins@performancestrategies.com

Liz has been in the Hospitality Industry for more than 17 years with expertise in event planning, incentive travel, non-profits, production, and speaker management. She received a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University with a major in Tourism and a minor in Business, then launched her career with Maritz Travel Company, one of the top meeting planning and incentive travel companies in the world.  By the time she left Maritz, Liz had risen to the position of Travel Account Manager of the Nissan account, equipped for a new role with Equanimity, Inc., a speaker bureau focusing on corporate training and events. As an Account Executive there, she not only sold and managed speakers and events, but contributed significantly to the overall growth and development of the company.

 

Liz joined Unbridled in 2011 as an Account Manager, quickly excelling to Director of Operations by 2013 and Vice President of Operations by 2015. Responsible for overseeing program operations and registration services for as many as 300 client events annually, Liz is known as a mentor to her team of over 20 people and and a dedicated advocate for Unbridled in the event industry. Her knowledge, integrity, leadership experience, and commitment to client satisfaction are main contributors to the successful growth of her professional career.

 

Susan has been involved in incentives and travel rewards for several years and joined the Performance Strategies, Inc. team as a program manager in 2013.  With a true passion for the hospitality industry, she loves the art of providing exceptional service through once-in-a-lifetime experiences.  She has been involved with program operations from development through execution and enjoys the challenge of bringing creativity to special events and incentive programs.

 

Susan has been a member of SITE since 2014 and has been quick to get involved with the organization.  She is honored to serve as Vice President of Communications for the SITE Midwest USA chapter. 

 

Open Position!

Vice President

Young Leaders

For more information contact: 
Brian Mordecai

Stan Hershenow

Vice President

Finance

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Team Lead Incentive Accounts
InterContinental Hotels Group

Office:   314-822-8220

stan.hershenow@ihg.com

Stan has been focused on the group and incentive segment since 1996.  His current role is Team Lead Incentive Accounts for InterContinental Hotels Group, a global role with dual responsibilities for team leadership and account management.  He provides oversight and direction for Starwood's 11 Hawaii resorts.

 

He has been a SITE member since 2004 and currently serves as co-chair for the SITE Classic.