Allison Summers has stepped down as MD at the international motivational events association, Site Global and the Site International Foundation.
Summers’ new role will be Executive Director of Zonta International, an organisation of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women through service and advocacy.
The Site Executive Team and its management partner, SmithBucklin Corporation, have implemented both a transition strategy as well as the selection process for a new Executive Director for both Site and the Site International Foundation.
Paul Dykstra, VP of Client Services at SmithBucklin Corporation, will serve as Interim Executive Director, supported by Christie Pruyn, Site Director of Operations, and the rest of the Site headquarters staff.
Summers has served Site and the Site International Foundation since 2006 and has been a leader and advocate for the incentive travel and motivational events industry worldwide. During this period she collaborated on the incorporation and startup of the Site International Foundation; supported strategic planning and governance changes; was integral to the rebranding of Site; implemented two evolutions of Site’s website; nurtured a social media presence from scratch and pushed education forward including Site’s Global Education Week and the “Body of Knowledge” initiative.
In related news, Site Canada has announced a new Business Loyalty Program “to encourage stronger relationships and increased business for Site members and sponsors”.
Since its inception 40 years ago, Site has grown to more than 2,000 members in 92 countries with 30 local and regional chapters. Site Canada is the second largest chapter in the world with 120 members.
The Site Global Conference is set to be held in Orlando, Florida from 7 to 10 December 2013
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