About the North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau

Mailing Address:
North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
PO Box 5193
Salisbury, MA 01952
Tel: 978-465-6555

The North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. (NBCVB) is a private, nonprofit, membership based organization responsible for promotion of Essex County as a travel destination. Established by legislation as one of the state’s 16 regional tourism councils, NBCVB is the official liaison between the North of Boston region and the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. The NBCVB has been in existence since 1955 and is located in Salisbury at the Maria Miles Visitor Center on I-95 South. The NBCVB is managed by a professional staff with the Executive Director responsible for the day-to-day operations of the agency. The overall mission of the NBCVB is to develop and implement effective marketing strategies to increase the number of overnight visitors to Massachusetts.

NBCVB Staff:

Ann Marie Casey, Executive Director – acasey@northofboston.org

Rebecca Shackford, Communications & Sales Coordinator – rebecca@northofboston.org

Carol Soucy, Bookkeeper – carol@northofboston.org

Madelyn Gray, Information Specialist

Joan Larnard, Information Specialist

Jane Leach, Information Specialist

Gerald Lynch, Information Specialist

Marilyn Manning, Information Specialist

Kristine Nicholas, Information Specialist

Dan Phillips, Information Specialist

Andrea True, Information Specialist

Ray Whitley, Information Specialist

Mark Zoglio, Information Specialist

NBCVB Board of Directors

Executive Board

Kate Fox, Chair – Destination Salem

Jennifer Close, Vice Chair – Peabody Essex Museum

Patrick Cornelissen, Immediate Past Chair – Hawthorne Hotel

Tammy Harrington, Treasurer – Salem Trolley

Bethany Groff Dorau, Secretary – Historic New England

Pilar Garro , At Large – The Trustees of Reservations, Castle Hill at The Crane Estate

Tami O’Brien, At Large – Encompass Premiums & Apparel


Julie Arrison-Bishop – The House of the Seven Gables

Michael Bevilacqua – Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce

George Carey – FINZ Seafood & Grill and Sea Level Oyster Bar

Tobin Dominick – Cape Ann’s Marina Resort

Krista Marchand – DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore

Karen Nascembeni – North Shore Music Theatre

James O’Brien- Topsfield Fair

Rinus Oosthoek – Salem Chamber of Commerce

John Orlando – The Harborview Inn

Linn Parisi –Over the Bridge Tours

Drew Russo – Lynn Museum/LynnArts

Eva Valentine – Aegis Financial Strategies, Inc.

Merry Ward – Salem Witch Museum

Taunya Wolfe Finn, CTP – Wolfe Adventures and Tours, LLC

Rhonda Woodman – Woodman’s of Essex

Ann Marie Casey, North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau – Ex Officio