Member Spotlight

 Chris Rebollo

Event Director, The Estate Chicago  



What drew you to the hospitality/event industry?

I am a people person and really enjoy building relationships and getting to know people from all walks of life.  Another huge draw to the industry is the fact that I can help organize a wide array of events from weddings to fundraising events for charities in need.

What's the best thing about your job?

The best thing about my job is the people I meet.  I learn something new every day from talking to past, current, and future clients.  Also, I am never bored!

What do you hope to gain from your NACE membership?

I hope to meet fellow colleagues in the industry and build strong relationships. I also hope to support other members and learn, not only from them, but also from the various meetings held throughout the year.

Life is not ALL business… what do you do in your free time?

In my free time, I like to run outside and travel. 

What’s one thing you would do if you could go back in time?

If I could go back in time I would tell my younger self not to be afraid to live life true to myself and express who I am.

Who is one person you'd like to meet - past, present, or future?"

I would love to meet Barack Obama.

What is your favorite travel destination and why?

I love to visit Mexico.  My father was born and raised there and I feel 100% at peace while visiting my family.  I love the food, culture, and traditions of Mexico.

List one thing you would like to complete or have completed on your bucket list.

I would love to run a marathon.