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Board of Directors 2024

Robyn Davis, CITP, 2024 SITE Southeast President

Robyn Davis, CMP, CITP

President, RCD Events Worldwide
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Robyn Davis possesses a wealth of experience and expertise in the dynamic realm of event planning. She exemplifies a commitment to excellence and a passion for crafting unparalleled experiences. As the visionary leader of RCD Events Worldwide, Robyn brings over two decades of seasoned proficiency to the forefront. Her professional journey has been diverse, encompassing roles such as Director of Youth Activities, hotel Sales Manager, Account Coordinator, Account Manager, Account Director, CEO, and President. Robyn’s leadership is anchored in a process-driven approach, consistently delivering impressive results that resonate with her clients and industry peers alike.

Robyn’s prowess in curating corporate incentive trips stands as a masterpiece, garnering accolades like the prestigious SITE Crystal award and the Incentive Marketing Association Circle of Excellence award. Her reputation is etched in the fine details, an unwavering work ethos, and a resolute commitment to transcending the ordinary, making her an artist in the craft of exceeding client expectations.

Beyond the ballroom, Robyn finds joy in sharing her passion for travel with her husband and two children, creating a tapestry of cherished memories through worldwide vacations. During her downtime from work and travel, you’ll likely find her in her craft room, where she channels her creativity crafting.

One-Word Mission for SITE Southeast in 2024: Unique

Suzanne Strealy, 2024 SITE Southeast Immediate Past President

Suzanne Strealy

Immediate Past President
National Director of Sales, Atlantis Bahamas
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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 8 years and has served on the SITE Summit Committee, Triple Crown Event Committee and has spent the past 2 years as VP of Member Engagement.

One of her greatest passions is volunteer work and serving. Whether it is volunteering at SITE, at her child’s school, in the church or in the community, she feels that when you serve others you will start to look at people and situations with an eye for what you can offer them, and not vice versa. A quote she has on her desk is “All you can take with you is that which you’ve given away” from her all-time favorite movie.

Suzanne resides in Peachtree City with her husband and four children. She is a breast cancer warrior, avid reader, travel enthusiast, taco lover an enjoys a glass of red wine at the end of the day.

One-Word Mission for SITE Southeast in 2024: Support

Joe Capone, 2023 SITE Southeast VP Membership

Joe Capone, CIS

Account Manager, CANVAS Meetings and Incentives
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Joe Capone, CIS has been an award-winning hospitality professional specializing in global meetings, events, incentives, and business development for over 25 years He has been an active member of the SITE Southeast chapter since 2009.

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 excelled his first year on the Board taking on the role of V.P. of Sponsorship for the 2022-chapter year. He moved over to challenge himself with the V.P. of Membership role for the 2023-chapter year and exceeded a membership increase of over 188%. As we move forward into the 2024-chapter year, Joe is excited to take on the role as President-Elect and bring his core values to the table for a successful year.

Joe resides in Georgia with his Husband, and their 80lb English Bulldog, Tank living the “Green Acres” life.

One-Word Mission for SITE Southeast in 2024: Preparation

Dawn Bridges, 2024 SITE Southeast VP Sponsorship

Dawn Bridges, CIS

VP Sponsorship
Account Executive, Brightspot Incentives and Events
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Dawn is an Account Executive at Brightspot Incentives and Events. She is passionate about helping clients use the power of travel to motivate and engage their attendees and works to tailor unique travel programs to each individual group. She has extensive destination knowledge and never hesitates to jump on a plane to learn about the best options to offer clients.

She has been a member of SITE Southeast since 2007, has obtained her Certified Incentive Specialist designation, and enjoys the personal connections and industry expertise that SITE has to offer.

One-Word Mission for SITE Southeast in 2024: Fun!!

LeeAnne Canecchio, CIS, 2024 SITE Southeast VP Marketing / Communications

LeeAnne Canecchio, CIS

VP Communications
SVP of Operations, GRATITUDESgroup
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LeeAnne is Senior Vice President of Operations at GRATITUDESgroup, a woman-owned talent optimization and culture engineering agency. Her role includes managing multiple projects within the company and industry, monitoring overall business performance, and striving to meet company strategic goals, missions, values, and beliefs.

Prior to working at GRATITUDESgroup, 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.

One-Word Mission for SITE Southeast in 2024: Create

Lauren Singer Perry, 2023 SITE Southeast VP CSR & Sustainability

Lauren Singer Perry

VP Social Media
Associate Vice President, Lamont Associates
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Lauren is an Associate Vice President for Lamont Associates, a comprehensive site selection and meeting resource firm. A graduate of James Madison University with a Hospitality Tourism Management degree, she spent 23 years representing high-profile convention hotels and resorts in the U.S. and offshore before joining Lamont Associates in 2021.

The hospitality world allows Lauren to help connect people, and her extensive understanding of hotel sales and operations – and being a self-professed contract nerd - allows her to assist her clients to secure the best experience for their groups. Lauren has been an active member of SITE Southeast for the past 7 years and is excited to spearhead Social Media for the chapter.

Lauren lives in Smyrna with her husband Ron, their cats Miso and Bitty, and has twin 18-year old stepsons Ethan and Austin. She is an adventurous eater, bourbon afficionado, animal lover, and has 5 different library cards to keep her Kindle full at all times.

One-Word Mission for SITE Southeast in 2024: Connection!

Karen Carini, 2024 SITE Southeast VP Social Media

Karen Carini, CITP

VP CSR & Sustainability
Director, Business Development USA, Meetings & Conventions, Tourism Calgary / Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
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Karen boasts over 3 decades of experience specializing in corporate meeting & incentive travel sales and marketing of international destinations. Based in Atlanta, GA, Karen’s focus is on driving new business to the picturesque Western Mountain Region of Alberta, Canada, and the energetic, youthful & progressive city of Calgary. Her strategic approach, passion, and knowledge of the destination are key to her success in this role.

An active member of SITE and participating in the Florida, Texas, and Southeast chapters for more than 25 years, Karen proudly serves as VP CSR & Sustainability. Outside of work, she enjoys spending weekends in western North Carolina, appreciating the region’s natural beauty while exploring lakes and mountain trails with her canine companion Ema.

One-Word Mission for SITE Southeast in 2024: Enlighten

Annika Clutch, 2024 SITE Southeast VP Events & Education

Annika Clutch

VP Events & Education
Director of Global Sales & Client Liaison, Hosts Global
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Annika Clutch is the Director of Global Sales and Client Liaison at Hosts Global, a leader in crafting unparalleled event experiences, specializing in corporate meetings, conferences, incentive travel, and events with an alliance of exquisite Destination Management Companies around the world. She is a bilingual and bicultural industry professional with a passion for creating lasting memories through unique experiences that connect people with brands, ideas, values, and concepts.

Annika’s career started out in her hometown of Berlin, Germany where she helped build an event department for a European travel agency and planned televised events, press conferences, product launches, symposia, and corporate incentive travels. In 2002, Annika moved to the US and worked for DMCs and a luxury hotel before entering a nearly 14-year long career with a candy manufacturer, eventually becoming their Director of Corporate Events. Most recently, Annika was the Business Development Executive for Brownell Incentive Travel, part of America’s oldest travel agency since 1887.

During the Pandemic, Annika moved from Chicago to Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., where she and her family enjoy the outdoors and much milder winters. Annika is a sommelier and received her Awards in Wine from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. She loves gardening, music, travel, and quality time with friends and family across the globe.

As VP Events and Education for the SITE Southeast Board of Directors, Annika’s goal is to create more inclusive opportunities for all members to be part of chapter events, and to create a community of shared knowledge and inspiration.

One-Word Mission for SITE Southeast in 2024: Unity

Stephen Valliere, 2024 SITE Southeast VP of Events, Sponsor Engagement

Stephen Valliere

VP of Events, Sponsor Engagement
Area Director of Group Sales, Auberge Resorts Collection
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Stephen has over 15 years of experience in hospitality sales and is Area Director of Group Sales, representing Primland (in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virgina) and The Dunlin (debuting in the LowCountry of SC in ’24), two incredible Auberge Resorts!

Stephen was born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and graduated from Johnson & Wales University Charlotte where he majored in International Hotel & Tourism Management. He resides in Davidson, NC with his wife of 12 years and their two children. When he isn’t taking in a country concert, trying new restaurants, or checking something off his bucket-list, he can be found tackling a project (or five) at their old farmhouse that has an “open-door policy” for any and all creatures that find their way onto one of their porches. Stephen’s favorite movie is “Father of The Bride” and as the years go by, he is realizing (and at times being told) he’s slowly turning into Steve Martin’s character George Banks (and he embraces it fully).

One-Word Mission for SITE Southeast in 2024: FUN!

Toni Nunn, CMP, 2023 SITE Southeast VP Finance

Toni Nunn, CMP

VP Finance
Global Sales Executive, 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 2024 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.

SITE Unique Talent: Inspire

Mary Jane Reilly, 2024 SITE Southeast VP Young Leaders

Mary Jane Reilly

VP Young Leaders
Co-Owner, Reilly Resort Representatives
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Mary Jane Reilly is the co-owner of Reilly Resort Representatives, a boutique firm renowned for its expertise in connecting distinguished luxury hotels and resorts with high-quality group leads. Mary Jane’s career took root in event coordination, where she developed a knack for crafting unforgettable experiences. She then advanced her career by stepping into sales management.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Mary Jane is passionate about travel, relishing the exploration of various cultures and destinations around the globe. She cherishes spending quality time with her family, finding joy and enrichment in their shared adventures.

One-Word Mission for SITE Southeast in 2024: Empower

Kathy Botero, 2024 SITE Southeast VP of Membership

Kathy Botero, CMP, CIS

VP of Membership
Director of Group Sales Southeast, Inclusive Collection, part of World of Hyatt
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Trusted Partner in Booking Memorable Meetings and Incentives at Inclusive Collection, part of World of Hyatt -10 luxury hospitality brands to include Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara, Secrets, Dreams, Zoetry and Breathless, with more than 120 resorts in 40 destinations across 11 countries—Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Curacao, Saint Martin, St. Lucia, Colombia, Panama, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece.

One-Word Mission for SITE Southeast in 2024: 3 Words – Membership Pays Off!

Isabella Rusike, 2024 SITE Southeast VP Member Engagement

Isabella Rusike

VP Member Engagement
President, Bella Global Group
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Isabella Rusike has been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years and has worked in the past for Hilton & IHG Hotels, Business Development Roles and for various TMCs to include Amex and CWT. She partners and contracts with various corporate companies and manages their meetings & incentives. Isabella has been an active member of SITE Southeast for 5 years as well as GAMPI and is the current President for GBTA Georgia.

One of Isabella’s passions—besides traveling—is volunteer work and serving others. She not only volunteers at SITE and her local community, but she also mentors young ladies at her church. Isabella is an experienced customer service-based leader with extensive destination knowledge, and she is always eager and ready to share best practices and exceed her client’s expectations.

Isabella resides in Georgia and enjoys outdoor activities, attending sporting events and concerts, and discovering new restaurants and venues.

One-Word Mission for SITE Southeast in 2024: Engagement