SITE and the Incentive Sector Mourn Jane E. Schuldt

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) community is mourning the loss of its former president and legendary industry advocate Jane E. Schuldt, who has died of pancreatic cancer aged 63.

During Schuldt’s presidency in 1991, she focused on globalizing SITE by launching local chapters and designing local education with a global message. She vociferously championed SITE’s code of ethics, and as a past president remained one of the society’s most active volunteer contributors and mentors. In 2013 she served as president of the SITE Foundation Board of Trustees.

Schuldt also lead the destination sales and marketing company World Marketing Group. When Meeting News named her as one of the top 25 most influential people in the industry, the writers acknowledged that destinations around the world “owed a debt of gratitude to Jane for putting their names on the global map for meetings and incentives.”.

In 2008 Schuldt was awarded the prestigious IMEX Academy Award – America, and in 2015 she was nominated by SITE for the industry’s top honor, the Events Industry Council (formerly the Convention Industry Council) Hall of Leaders. At IMEX 2017 IMEX CEO Ray Bloom opened the Academy Awards ceremony by recognising Schuldt as a cherished supporter of the trade show. SITE CEO Kevin Hinton announced that the SITE Master Motivator Award, given annually at IMEX, would change its name permanently to the Jane E. Schuldt Master Motivator Award.

Full SITE tribute by Kevin Hinton

Obituary from Incentive by Leo Jakobson

Remembrances from Incentive by Vincent Alonzo

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