Strategic Partners

XSITE would not be possible without the collaboration of the following partners.  These individuals, and the organizations they represent, are regarded as the absolute best in the meetings industry.



Tara Liaschenko, CMM – The Link Event Professionals

9814 52nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33708
Phone: 727-439-0994 or

With over 17 years of planning experience, Tara Liaschenko is an award-winning professional who has earned an impeccable reputation for creativity and excellence in the event and meeting planning industry. Ms. Liaschenko began her career as a consultant in the fashion industry producing and directing.  She has supervised product education and training for a national research laboratory, launched an industry resource guide, and managed on-air image and product knowledge for HSN.  Her work has been based in San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, and Florida.

Ms. Liaschenko is the Founder and Creative Executive Officer of The Link Event Professionals, Inc., a global company based in St. Petersburg, Florida dedicated to planning services covering all aspects of meetings and events including concept development, site selection, contract negotiation, entertainment, catering & accommodations, décor design, promotion, production development, registration, and management.

An accomplished speaker, Ms. Liaschenko also facilitates board, staff, and client retreats, and in recent years, her company has expanded to facilitating strategic planning and leading business development planning for corporate and nonprofit clients.


Denise Glass – Sensory 5

4115 West Spruce Street, Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 813-876-8611

Sensory 5 is a ‘think tank’ dedicated to the belief that marketing, advertising, and public relations are only successful through the management of senses and environments.  Their function is to define one’s interpretation of a product, service, or image by creating a methodical and strategic plan of influence on the marketplace’s environment and senses.

The Sensory 5 team is led by the belief that through adopting and utilizing the tools inherent in human nature, a successful marketing and branding campaign will be sustained. Their team consists of professionals each dedicated to their individual tasks to achieve group and client success. Experience, science, creativity and dedication to success form the backbone of their team.

Sensory 5 exists for their clients and works to create a conscious and predetermined course of action by the marketplace towards their client’s services, products, or image.  They push the edge of the envelope between traditional marketing and the use of psychology to study, influence, and ultimately win the market.


Thomas “TJ” Worrell, CTS – AVI-SPL

6206 Benjamin Road, Suite 310, Tampa, FL 33624
Phone: 888-884-7148

Organizations that seek cost-effective ways to improve their operations while saving money turn to the expertise of AVI-SPL. Their company is the result of a 2008 merger between Audio Visual Innovations (AVI) and Signal Perfection Ltd (SPL), two companies with a longstanding history of accolades from the AV integration industry. Over the years, their mission has outgrown traditional AV to include the worlds of building automation, physical security, digital media, cloud-based services, video conferencing over IT networks and unified communications that allow businesses to stay connected from virtually any device — from the desktop computer to the smart phone.

AVI-SPL designs, installs and supports technological solutions that help organizations of all types collaborate and communicate effectively — from video control centers to hospital paging systems to conference rooms equipped for real-time video communications. Headquartered in the U.S., they have a global reach through their alliance with partners around the world. With each project, their goal is making complex, advanced communication solutions that are easy to use by their clients, so that they can focus on the task at hand.

They want their clients to think of them as a partner, a trusted ally they can depend on to solve problems and improve their operations.