Smith, Bucklin & Associates, the leading association management company in the world, has been selected to oversee management of the 2,000-member Society of Incentive & Travel Executives from their headquarters in Chicago. The transition is set to begin the second quarter of this year and continue through 2002.

Managed with success for nearly 20 years by our team of professionals in New York, SITE has grown to become an industry leader. As a leader, we need to continue to grow," said SITE President Peggy Whitman, CITE (western regional sales director, MI Fulfillment Services, LLC).

Brenda Anderson has been selected to serve as the Society's new Executive Director. Anderson, approved by the Board of Directors March 1, takes over from Jill Harrington, whose resignation from her tenure as SITE's previous chief staff executive becomes effective this month.

In addition to her extensive association management background, Anderson brings 13 years experience in the employment industry, including 10 years with Addecco, Inc. the world‚s largest employment service. Anderson has appeared on National Public Radio and served as host of a weekly radio program. Most recently, she presented the Keynote Address to Microsoft senior executives in the UK on the topic, "How to Balance People and Technology."