We are excited to announce that our very own, Kelsey Gernert was awarded the David Riddell scholarship this year from the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence. ECO DMS is proud to have been a member of SITE for more than 25 years. Our president Wichita Villacres has been a long time board member of the SITE Florida and Caribbean chapter and was formerly the chapter president. Currently both Wichita and our Chief Operating Officer, Maoreen Every serve on the board of directors for the SITE Florida and Caribbean chapter.
This scholarship is offered to one recipient annually through the SITE Global scholarship committee. Participants must be recommended by the president or board of their local SITE chapter. The scholarship honors SITE past president, David Riddell, who was forever a promoter of SITE as well as the value of performance improvement. A visionary, he worked tirelessly to mold SITE into the leading global authority that it is today. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide an opportunity for worthy individuals to participate in SITE educational programs to ensure the future growth of SITE as he envisioned.
Kelsey Gernert graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a degree in Sociology before going on to Harvard and most recently Simmons College where she is now completing her Master’s in Business Administration. An avid traveler, Kelsey has a deep passion for the incentive travel industry and sharing authentic and exception experiences with her guests.
Ms. Gernert pursues her passion for the industry through her work at ECO Destination Management Services of Aruba and Curacao where she works in the sales department along with managing special projects such as ECO’s digital marketing campaign. Kelsey contributes to SITE and her local chapter through her role as one of the founders and Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Site Florida and Caribbean Young Leaders Chapter. She is honored to be this year’s recipient of the David Riddell Scholarship and looks forward to pursuing further education within SITE. Kelsey and Eco DMS were proud to see her accept her award at the SITE’s Global Conference in India.