TPI Adds Director Of Sales Positions In Eastern & Western Canada

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Christine Winchester

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.

Winchester is based in Invermere, BC and can be reached at

Barbara Chamberlain-Ritchie

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.

Chamberlain-Ritchie is based in London, ON and can be reached at

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.

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