About North of Boston

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.

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

CLICK HERE to access the North of Boston CVB COVID-19 Control Plan
CLICK HERE to access the Maria Miles Visitor Center Re-opening Plan

North of Boston Staff


Executive Board

  • James O’Brien, Chair – Topsfield Fair 
  • John Orlando, Vice ChairThe Harborview Inn
  • Karen Nascembeni, TreasurerNorth Shore Music Theatre
  • Bethany Groff Dorau, Secretary – Historic New England
  • Tara B. Bassett, At Large – Boston Marriott Peabody
  • Donecca Thurston, At Large Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts
  • Jennifer Close, Immediate Past Chair – Peabody Essex Museum


  • Joe Bevilacqua – Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Lynne Blangiardi – Hampton Inn & Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston-Peabody
  • Sarah Boucher – Briar Barn Inn, a Bramble Hospitality property
  • Jo Broderick – Montserrat College of Art
  • Elizabeth Carey – Discover Gloucester
  • Tobin Dominick – Cape Ann’s Marina Resort and Mile Marker One Waterfront Restaurant
  • Kate Fox – Destination Salem
  • Mayor Kassandra Gove – City of Amesbury 
  • Jeanne Hennessey – Beauport Hospitality Group
  • Kate Martin – Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce
  • Ann Ormond –Town of Andover
  • Gia Page – Davio’s Lynnfield
  • Robert Simonelli – The Landing Restaurant
  • Merry Ward – Salem Witch Museum
  • Ann Marie Casey – North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau – Ex Officio