October 03, 2007

The Incentive Marketing Association has launched two new strategic industry groups: the Incentive Travel Council and the Recognition Council. The councils are segment-specific subgroups of the incentive industry that were launched because previously there were no special-interest groups for these segments of the industry. Steve Maselko, vice president of operations for Marriott Individual Incentives, is president of the Travel Council's board; Peter Hart, CEO of Rideau Recognition Solutions, is president of the Recognition Council board.

Next year, the Society of Incentive & Travel Executives will launch a fundraising event to benefit the ISITE foundation, the organization's new fund-raising arm. The event will take place Sept. 23 in Chicago, the night before the annual Motivation Show kicks off.