Ernest John Santi, universally known as Ernie, passed away unexpectedly in his beloved Montana on March 15, 2016.
A native of Highwood, Illinois, Ernie started working at the Ravinia Festival when he was 16, becoming Ticket Manager in 1973, a position he held for over 20 years until his retirement. He was one of the founding members of INTIX (BOMI) attending the inaugural meeting in Milwaukee in 1980. He was a regular attendee at the annual conference, a long-time member of the INTIX Board and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award in 1994.
He is survived by former wives Jan and Susie, herself a former INTIX member and first recipient of the Spirit Award, and children Scott, Stacy, Christopher and Todd.