Who We Are
Hotel Site Select, a global hotel site selection company, helps you identify appropriate hotels for your meetings and incentive programs, and negotiates the hotel contracts at no cost to you. Whether it’s a large-scale association meeting, trade show, smaller corporate function or a high- profile incentive, our Account Executives will research, assess and help you negotiate your hotel contract.
Our Executive Team
Ann d’Eon, President
Ann d’Eon is founder and president of ADI Meetings and Events, one of the premier corporate event companies in the United States, and Hotel Site Select, a meeting planner sourcing and site selection service. For more than 25 years, clients have worked with Ann and her team to create the best conference, meeting and incentive programs. Companies from varied industries have entrusted Ann with responsibilities ranging from incentive and meeting planning to site selection and hotel contract negotiation to transportation and more. Since 1986, Ann has served on the international board of the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives (SITE), which governs and guides the incentive industry. She also serves on the Continental Airlines, Hilton Hotel and Carnival Cruise Lines Advisory Councils, the Monaco Government Tourism Advisory Board, the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the Advisory board for the Bern Hotel Group and Westin Panama, and the Advisory Council for Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). Ann@HotelSiteSelect.com
A consultant for ADI Meetings and Events and Hotel Site Select, Mary works closely with Ann d’Eon and her executive team on various strategic initiatives. She is an Industry expert with 34 years’ experience at Liberty Mutual Insurance where, as Global Director of Meeting Management and Event Strategy, she provided consultation services and thought leadership, and facilitated a strategic approach to meeting and event management.
Mary launched Liberty Mutual’s Meeting Management and Event Strategy Department in 1984. Starting as a one-person department, she developed and expanded the department to meet the company’s steadily increasing demand for meeting planning assistance. Today, the department’s 13 meeting professionals plan more than 200 domestic and international meetings and events per year.
As Liberty Mutual’s Global Director of Meeting Management and Event Strategy, Mary instilled meeting and event best practices across the organization, which enabled the company to efficiently and effectively use meetings and events of all types to help achieve its management and business growth goals. Mary guided and led the meeting management team, and provided guidelines and best practice resources to all Liberty Mutual personnel engaged in the development and delivery of events, globally. At all levels of the organization, she provided professional meeting consistent with the company’s strategic goals, maximized the return on company investment in meetings and events, and ensured all meetings and corporate events reflected the Liberty Mutual brand.
Mary was recognized as one of the top 100 Meeting Professionals in the country by Meetings South Magazine, and she was nominated “Meeting Professional of the Year” by MPI New England in 1994. Most recently, she was nominated one of the top 20 Change-makers in the industry by Corporate Meetings and Incentives. She served on the Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors and the MPI New England Board of Directors. She also served on the Meeting Professionals Executive Advisory Council of MPI. Mary is on the Johnson and Wales University Mentoring Team which is responsible for mentoring students that are interested in pursuing careers in the meetings and hospitality industry. Mary@HotelSiteSelect.com
Suzanne Laflen brings more than 25 years’ accounting, office management and human resources experience to her role as Vice President, Accounting, and Office Manager.
Sue has been an ADI team member for more than 11 years and enjoys working closely with Ann d’Eon and co-workers to aid in the company’s continued success and growth of ADI, and the amazing and exciting travel incentive business.
She developed her accounting expertise working with contractors, manufacturers and the hospitality industry.
She has utilized her expertise and knowledge to assist an entrepreneur of a manufacturing business with the initial set up of the business, as well as two new companies with Ann d’Eon; ADI Meetings & Events and Hotel Site Select.
Sue manages the Tempe office and occasionally travels to work on client programs and other industry events.
She is a 2006 graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Sue@HotelSiteSelect.com
Dallas Ann Purcella
Vice President, Customer Relations
Vice President of Customer Relations Dallas Ann Purcella has been with ADI Meetings & Events for over 21 years, and she has been instrumental in the growth and success of the company.
Working from the Beautiful Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, Dallas keeps in constant contact with her ADI Team on a daily basis. She keeps her team motivated to ensure they effectively carry out each task.
She handles various responsibilities while insuring each client receives the level of excellence to which they are accustomed to receiving from ADI Meetings & Events.
Dallas listens closely to identify the root cause of issues, and she communicates clearly and with courtesy to address issues and keep customers happy.
Dallas manages one of the largest Gem Shows in the U.S. for ADI, which attracts a staggering 60,000 attendees.
She has experienced the world first hand and her knowledge of the hospitality industry and trade show management is reflected in all she does. Dallas@HotelSiteSelect.com
Vice President, Operations
Cindy Underwood, Vice President, Operations, has been in the event management industry since 1991. A seasoned negotiator and strategic planner with an extensive library of partners, she has a history of successful multi-million dollar projects and events in Mexico, Canada, Europe and throughout the United States.
Cindy has experience in full meeting management as well as destination management and catering in a variety of environments including high tech, pharmaceutical, food service, premium alcohol beverage, education, major sports, non-profit, hotel/resorts and government.
With responsibility for the full-service meeting department within ADI Meetings and Events, Cindy ensures our team operates within budget and at the level of excellence to which our clients are accustomed. Cindy@HotelSiteSelect.com
We partner with our clients throughout the entire hotel site selection process to:
- Negotiate competitive rates;
- Provide the appropriate destination based on their overall meeting goals and objectives; and,
- Mitigate risk and reduce liability exposure on their hotel contracts.