SITE 2019 Board Nominations Are Open

Dear SITE SoCal Members,

Brian Griffith, 2019 SITE SoCal PresidentI hope you all have had great year so far as we “Celebrate!” 20 years as a chapter! I am so proud of what our chapter has achieved within the SITE Global Community and the Incentive Travel Industry as a whole. I have never been prouder to tell others of my involvement with SITE SoCal and I am enthusiastically looking forward to serving as the 2019 President.

The theme for 2019 will be “Back to the Basics” where we will focus on the basic functionality of our business. Our educational events will be geared to helping each other understand our clients, suppliers and partners and the various needs we all have within our defined business models. We will get uncomfortable as we explore the challenges that occur when conducting business with each other as well as directly address hot topics within our industry. We will truly be getting “Back to the Basics”.

I am reaching out to you all, our wonderful and dedicated members, as I am calling for nominations for the 2019 Board of Directors. We are not able to operate as an award-winning chapter without the leadership from The Board of Directors.

Being a part of the SITE SoCal Board is a chance for members to:

  • Represent Southern California in the SITE local and global communities;
  • Make an impact on the incentive travel industry;
  • Grow and develop your network of suppliers, clients and partners;
  • Grow your own presence as well as your organization’s presence in our industry;
  • Maximize your own SITE SoCal Membership, and contribute ideas and input to add value and benefits to other members.

A brief overview of position descriptions can be found on the pdfnomination form. More information and details on what each position entails will be discussed during the interviews that the nominating committee will conduct with potential candidates. Please know that if time does not allow for your full commitment to the board at this time, we will be announcing committee roles and volunteer opportunities for project based tasked in the near future. Board nominations are due by August 31 and phone interviews will take place during the first three weeks of September. The preliminary date for the results of the nominations is Thursday, September 27. A board retreat is planned for November 15-16, 2018 in Temecula and all board members will be asked to attend.

Jamie Oakley (Immediate Past President), will be leading the nominating committee comprised of myself, Current President Mandy Brown, Darrell Benning (Past President) and facilitated by our Executive Director, James Vertovec. Many thanks to these dedicated individuals for their time and support to find a great chapter leadership team for 2019.

I look forward to connecting with those interested in joining the Board of Directors for the first time and those interested in returning to our Board of Directors. 2019 is going to be an incredible year as we get “Back to the Basics”.

With great enthusiasm and anticipation,

Brian Griffith
2019 President