TPI Adds Director Of Sales Positions In Eastern & Western Canada
Travel Professionals International (TPI), has announced the appointments of
Christine Winchester as Director of Sales, Western Canada and Barbara
Chamberlain-Ritchie as Director of Sales, Eastern Canada.
“Christine and Barbara bring exceptional experience to our existing
management team bench strength and they will be key players as we execute on
the next phase of regional growth for TPI and our advisors' individual travel
businesses," said Steve Ruddy, TPI's newly-appointed COO and SVP Finance.
Winchester had been a TPI advisor for 8 years - 7 of those as a Platinum
advisor, TPI's highest production level in its Velocity advisor rewards
program. Most recently, Winchester reached the TPI Chairman's Circle for TPI's
top 10 advisors in 2014.
Prior to joining TPI, Christine worked for 13 years at Advantage Travel in
Orillia, starting as a junior travel agent and progressing to agency manager.
In total, she has nearly 23 years of travel industry experience.
Chamberlain-Ritchie comes to TPI with over 20 years of Canadian travel
industry experience. Barbara started out as a franchise owner for Cruise
Holidays where she grew sales at the London office 6-fold in 18 months. Most
recently, she worked with Cruise Holidays as Business Development Manager for
North America and then as Manager of Operations and Supplier Relations for Canada.
As TPI's sales directors, Winchester and Chamberlain-Ritchie are
responsible for TPI's regional efforts in growing its independent advisors' and
agencies' travel businesses, working closely alongside regional sales managers
Trudy McMillan, Rhonda LaFosse and Lisa Geddes, in Western Canada, Ontario and
Atlantic Canada, respectively.