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About Us

As a premier Destination Management Company, we know successfully navigating the nation’s third largest metropolis requires just the right knowledge on the ground, dedication and local relationships. We also know, from 25 years of experience in corporate meetings and destination management, how that first greeting and guest transfer sets the tone for your entire program. That’s what we do best - instill a level of comfort and trust in you and your attendees - because we’ve been in your shoes. We understand that today you need a responsive Destination Management Company who thinks like you, is flexible, doesn’t miss a detail and makes it a point to suggest solutions that are budget friendly. Trust Windy City Connection to help you exceed your corporate Destination Management objectives and deliver the best experience of everything Chicago has to offer.

Carla Gerts, President, Windy City Connection, Inc.

Carla brings 25 years of Fortune 500 experience and a reputation in corporate meeting and incentive travel planning to every client program, which she personally oversees.

Beginning her career at Maritz Travel in St. Louis, she was responsible for post-sale operation of automotive incentive programs. Next, for S&H Citadel, she developed and managed incentive programs, business meetings and special events, culminating in her role as Director of Travel Account Management.

Highly aware of the quick turn, cost-benefit challenges faced by today’s meeting planners, Carla recognizes each program and group profile is unique and demands to be designed, priced and serviced accordingly. She and her team respond by delivering exceptional, customized service and value across all of Windy City Connections’ Destination Management offerings.