Awards Recognition

Richard Ross Past Presidents’ Award for Outstanding Service to the Incentive Travel Industry

The Richard Ross Past Presidents’ Award was created in memory of SITE Past President and longtime member Richard Ross, who died in the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City. It recognizes an individual or organization that has furthered the vision, ideals and ethics of SITE.

Embodying the ideals and impact of this award’s namesake, candidates will have demonstrated integrity, honesty and faith in others, with notable contributions and long-term service to the incentive travel and motivational events industry.



Congratulations to our 2018 Richard Ross Past Presidents’ Award Winner!

Steve O'Malley, Division President, Maritz Travel, St. Louis, MO and the 2019 Chair of MPI’s International Board of Directors. He is passionate about the meetings and incentive travel industry and helping transform people and business through the event experience.


Past Richard Ross Past Presidents’ Award Honorees

2017 – Jacques Arnoux, Managing Director, Faces of China

2016 - Martin Lewis, Managing Director, CAT Publications and a member of the SITE Foundation Board of Trustees

2015 - Patricia Roscoe, former Chairman and Founder of PRA Destination Management

2014- IMEX, represented by Paul Flackett

2013- Bob Vitagliano