Board of Directors 2022

 

Benny Williford, 2022 SITE Southeast President

Benny Williford, CITP

President
Pinnacle Speakers Bureau
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Benny Williford, CITP is founder and CEO of Pinnacle Speakers Bureau. This has given him the opportunity to curate speakers and entertainers for customized programs for meeting and incentive professionals for over 20 years. He is an experienced industry executive and has served on boards and in leadership positions in several meetings industry organizations, including MPI-Carolinas, IASB (International Association of Speakers Bureaus), AENC (Association Executives of NC), NSA (National Speakers Association).

Benny is passionate about SITE, its value and unique position in the meetings industry. He believes strongly in the powerful impact of events to drive professional and personal development, build relationships, and achieve business objectives. As a business owner one of Benny’s core values is building close relationships with clients and becoming a partner in their success. He thrives on feeling inspired and motivated and is always open to new ideas and new experiences.

Benny is a graduate of The University of North Carolina, and an avid TAR HEEL fan. As a service-based business owner Benny’s professional pursuits align with his most important service and relationships, those with his family, especially his nine (9) beautiful, handsome, and talented grandchildren, who call him Poppy. 😊

Cathy Jones, 2022 SITE Southeast Immediate Past President

Cathy Jones

Immediate Past President
Shamrock Innovations
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Cathy, founder of Shamrock Innovations, has more than 35 years’ experience in the Hospitality/Golf industry. She has extensive experience in directing and managing new business development, which has resulted in driving established corporate divisions to record levels of success. Cathy has been an active member of SITE for approximately 17 years. Beginning with SITE Florida, as the Golf Chairperson for several years, before moving on to the Board of Directors and then President of the Chapter. In the past few years she has been a member of the Texas Chapter as well as the Southeast Chapter. When Cathy is not attending industry events or finding venues for her client events, she enjoys spending time with her granddaughter (Brielle). Her core values are: listen, exceed expectations and form relationships that last a lifetime.

Suzanne Strealy, 2022 SITE Southeast President Elect

Suzanne Strealy

President Elect
Atlantis Paradise Island
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Suzanne is the Director of National Accounts for the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas. She has been in hotel and resort sales for over 25 years and has been fortunate enough to work for some amazing incentive destinations: Hilton Head, Savannah, St John and Park City, Utah and now the Bahamas – all while being based in Atlanta.

Suzanne has been a member of SITE Southeast for 6 years and has served on the SITE Summit and the Triple Crown Event Committee. Her role on the board is Volunteer Engagement and would love nothing more than to help get members connected. If any members are interested in making the most of their membership, becoming active with the Chapter is the best way to get started! Please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 954-809-2284.

LeeAnne Canecchio, CIS, 2021 SITE Southeast VP Communications

LeeAnne Canecchio, CIS

VP Communications / Marketing
Peerless Performance
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LeeAnne is an Account Director at Peerless Performance, a woman-owned performance improvement, incentive, and culture engineering agency. Her role includes managing and leading client incentive and engagement programs, nurturing client relationships, and monitoring overall account performance. Prior to working at Peerless, she had fifteen years of experience in the healthcare industry, where she worked building programs for employee engagement and corporate culture. Her focus was on establishing a systematic measurement program that evaluated the organizational performance of the client centers, as well as assimilating new employees into the culture of the company and building team unity. Her passion is helping to create inclusive, trusting, and cheery workplaces that encourage both personal and professional growth.

In her leisure time, she loves spending time with her family and enjoys participating in outdoor activities, water sports and attending sporting events and concerts.

Kelli Price, 2021 SITE Southeast VP Social Media

Kelli Price

VP Social Media / Marketing
Kelli Price Photography
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Kelli is a Incentive, Meetings, & Event photographer… and headshot specialist! She began her career as a Senior Account Manager at USMotivation for 7 years. After she started her photography business, it was a natural step to continue to work in the industry with all the great connections! Kelli’s first corporate gig was in Cabo San Lucas for TWO weeks! Needless to say, she loved incentive & event photography from the beginning!

Kelli has been involved in SITE Southeast since 2015 and loves her SITE family & clients! They have all be an intergral role in the success of her corporate event photography. She is excited to get more involved in her role as VP Social Media & Young Leaders. She is looking forward to getting more engagement going in the chapter!

To learn more about Kelli, visit her corporate photography website at www.KelliPricePhotography.com.

Joe Capone, 2022 SITE Southeast VP of Sponsorship

Joe Capone, CIS

VP Sponsorship
McVeigh Global Meetings and Events (MGME)
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Joe Capone, CIS has been an award-winning Director of Sales specializing in global meetings, events, incentives, and business development for over 25 years with Hilton Hotels, Melia Hotels International, and now with McVeigh Global Meetings and Events (MGME). He has been an active member of his SITE Southeast chapter for 10 years as well as the GAMPI and MPI Carolinas Chapters.

As a highly dedicated and resourceful sales director and team leader, he is skilled in planning and executing all phases of the sales process, expediently identifying, and converting leads in all stages of development into closed, multi-million-dollar contracts. Joe is recognized by his peers as an experienced customer service-based representative always putting the needs of his clients first. With his constant positive upbeat disposition, Joe is excited to be taking on the role of V.P. of Sponsorship for the 2022-chapter year.

A graduate of Johnson and Wales University with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, Joe resides in Georgia with his partner and their three dogs, living the “Green Acres” life.

Short Fun Blurb: Joe is an active member/player with the Hotlanta Softball League, loves entertainment pop culture, everything 80’s, and spending time with family and friends.
Favorite movie quote: “Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.”

Robyn Davis, CITP, 2022 SITE Southeast VP

Robyn Davis, CITP

VP Events
Global Eventures
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Robyn Davis, CITP is a 20 year + veteran incentive travel and meeting planner. She has held industry roles including Director of Youth Activities, hotel Sales Manager, Account Coordinator, Account Manager, and now CEO. Corporate Incentive trips planned and operated by Robyn won both the SITE Crystal award and the Incentive Marketing Association Circle of Excellence award.

In 2017, Robyn’s dream came true and the WBENC woman owned company, Global Eventures, was born. Since its inception, Robyn and her team have planned over 350 leisure vacations and corporate events worldwide. Robyn is known for her attention to detail, tireless work ethic, and her drive to exceed her clients’ expectations. Her philosophy is that there is always a solution, and the easy way is not always the best way.

Robyn takes every opportunity to share her passion for travel with her husband and two beautiful children, taking worldwide vacations whenever possible. When she is not working or traveling, you can find her in her craft room creating on her embroidery and Cricut machines.

Tracy Mitchell, CMP, 2022 SITE Southeast VP

Tracy Mitchell, CMP

VP Education / Sustainability
Liaisons Meetings & Events
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Tracy is a Senior Account Manager with Liaisons Meetings & Events with corporate headquarters in Knoxville, TN. Her mobile office is located in Charleston, SC.

With just over 20 years of experience in the hospitality and events industry, Tracy is well versed in all aspects of the event planning process. From her younger days aboard cruise ships to working for resorts and destination management companies, she naturally progressed into a senior account management role with Liaisons. She enjoys “out of the box” thinking and working towards new, creative, and innovative ways to enhance meetings and incentive trips. From app creation to sourcing a new destination, there are always ideas brewing.

Tracy graduated from Clemson University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management.

Hobbies include: running, traveling, wine tasting, trying new things, doing anything outdoors and sporty.
Favorite Food: Steak and popcorn
Favorite Place on Earth: The Whitsundays, Australia

Toni Nunn, CMP, 2022 SITE Southeast VP Finance

Toni Nunn, CMP

VP Finance
American Express Global Business Travel
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Toni Nunn, Global Sales Executive with American Express Global Business Travel, is a dynamic, knowledgeable, goal-oriented professional with a demonstrated ability in relationship building and sales team management. As an AMEXGBT Pacesetter, Toni is an award-winning producer with a proven track record of developing successful collaborations and creative marketing and sales strategies.

Toni manages the sourcing process for large global accounts for AMEXGBT and truly enjoys all phases of the sourcing process, particularly partnering with the many industry suppliers that help to make the process a success. Toni is excited to be involved in SITE Southeast as the VP of Finance for 2022 and knows that the industry relationships she has built over the years will help her to be successful in her new role with SITE SE.

Toni’s two daughters have both caught the travel bug and all three love to explore different parts of the world together during college spring breaks and summers. College sports is also one of Toni’s passions and she truly enjoys the fun family rivalries that take place with her girls at Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech.

Kim Savransky, 2021 SITE Southeast Programming

Kim Savransky

VP Member Engagement / Secretary
Fab at Incentives
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Kim Savransky has 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry having started my “second” career after retiring from the Retail Management industry. Her adult careers have always been focused on customer service. This industry in always changing, which is one of the aspects she truly loves. Savransky is from the era where she had to start in an entry level position and prove her abilities before working into a planning position. She was informed many times that I had to “earn” the right to be a meeting planner and “prove” herself capable of project management. That is often not the case today, but she do appreciate and feel that she’s a well-rounded Event planner that understands the processes needed to produce outstanding events.

Joseph Vella, 2020 SITE Southeast VP Sponsorship

Joseph Vella

VP Membership
C2 Eventz Global Logistics
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A native of South Florida, Vella grew up surrounded by cruise lines, resorts and among some of the largest hospitality management firms in the country. In college, he studied Hospitality and Tourism before eventually landing a job with NCL Cruise Line in Miami.

In 2003, after nearly two decades of gaining invaluable experience, Vella struck out on his own to create C2 Eventz. Since that time, he has acquired accounts with numerous fortune 500 companies—managing conventions, corporate events, festivals, and trade shows.

In his spare time, he regularly supports the American Red Cross, participates in the annual Relay for Life, and donates to various other charities. Joseph Vella is an active member of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) as well as the Meeting Professionals International Georgia Chapter (GaMPI).

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