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2022 Highlights &
Year in Review

In Memoriam

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Tina Chambers was a valued member of SITE Midwest and will be remembered fondly by all who knew her.
With infectious energy and enthusiasm, Tina had a long, successful career in the incentive travel industry. She was a dedicated member of SITE for many years, and her passion for the industry was evident in everything she did - from her willingness to share her knowledge and experience with others to her many contributions to incentive travel programs that will be felt for years to come.

We extend our deepest sympathies to Tina's family and friends and honor her legacy by continuing to work towards the goals she so passionately pursued. Tina will always be remembered as a valued member of SITE Midwest, and as a champion of building relationships and driving success throughout our industry.
Tina’s husband, Duke, has set up a Celebration of Life to take place in her hometown (Bloomington Il) this Friday, March 31. The link below will allow anyone to share a memory of Tina or attach photos which we know Duke and her family will appreciate from all of us in the industry.


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Get to know Andres Serrato, CITP

Company and Title: Comnnect DMC, Director of Business Development

Location: Global, but based in Spain

Industry Tenure: 14 years

Why did you join SITE and/or SITE Midwest:  I have attended many SITE Global and chapter events and SITE Midwest organizes some of the most engaging events. They always make everyone feel welcome and many of my industry friends as well as clients are based out of the Midwest!

What is a fun fact about you that many of your industry colleagues don't know about you?

I come from the beach, my hometown is Cancun and while I very much enjoy the beach and our beautiful Caribbean weather. I am obsessed with snowboarding, I picked it up 7 years ago and while I am not a pro, I can't stop - won't stop. I guess we always want what we don't have?  

Quick Fact Bio: I started my career in Cancun with the Apple Leisure group back in 2008, before moving to a sales position with Palace Resorts in 2013. Decided to taste new challenges when I moved to the Dominican Republic in 2015 with Connect DMC; I then spearheaded their opening in Mexico with the first office in Los Cabos in 2018, before moving to Europe where I worked for two 5* properties in Spain until the beginning of 2023, I am happy to be back with Connect DMC as a Director of Business Development. My journey with SITE started in 2016 when I became a member and since then I have attended over 40 SITE events around the world, served on the Young Leaders committee, co-chaired SITE Nite Europe in 2018 and served the SITE Canada board in 2020-2021, I am happy to be back this year as a SITE Midwest member!

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