The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) Board of Directors elected Martha Sheridan as the next President & CEO, making her the second woman in charge of a first-tier market CVB in the U.S. (next to Julie Coker Graham, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau).
Sheridan has led the Providence/Warwick Convention Bureau since 2006 and generated unprecedented growth for the Providence/Warwick visitor economy.
“Over the course of my career, I have seen the Providence/Warwick area grow into a world class destination and it has been my honor to have been a part of that evolution,” said Sheridan in a statement. “Now it’s on to Boston, a cosmopolitan hub full of iconic landmarks and attractions, diverse neighborhoods, vibrant culture, prestigious universities, and of course feverish sports fandom. Boston’s blend of tradition and cutting-edge innovation creates a unique dynamic that is the essence of the city’s brand. We will leverage this brand to grow the visitor economy, and to expand upon the extraordinary work that Pat Moscaritolo has done to make Boston a compelling destination for leisure travelers, business travelers, international visitors, meeting planners and convention attendees.”
Sheridan has over 25 years of destination marketing experience including a two-year term as president of the New England Society of Convention and Visitors Bureaus, as well as Chairman of the Destination Marketing Association International and board member of the US Travel Association. In 2015, she was named one of the “Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry” by Meetings & Conventions magazine.
Sheridan’s predecessor, Pat Moscaritolo, will retire on February 14, 2019 after 28 years as President & CEO of the GBCVB. He played a key role in putting Boston on the map as a global destination and bringing events such as the World Cup, Democratic National Convention, the MLB All-Star Game, multiple Tall Ships processions, and NCAA basketball, hockey and lacrosse playoff games to Greater Boston.
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