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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

North of Boston Staff

NBCVB Staff

  • Ann Marie Casey, Executive Director – acasey@northofboston.org
  • Rebecca Shackford, Communications & Sales Coordinatorrebecca@northofboston.org
  • Holly Niedringhaus, Administrative Assistantholly@northofboston.org
  • Carol Soucy, Bookkeeper – carol@northofboston.org 
  • Julie Cook, Public Relations Consultantjulie@northofbostpon.org
  • Bruce Dean, Information Specialist
  • Madelyn Gray, Information Specialist
  • Gerald Lynch, Information Specialist
  • Kristine Nicholas, Information Specialist
  • Dan Phillips, Information Specialist
  • Andrea True, Information Specialist
  • Ray Whitley, Information Specialist
  • Mark Zoglio, Information Specialist
  • Charla Holt, Information Specialist

Executive Board

  • Jennifer Close, Chair – Peabody Essex Museum
  • Tami O’Brien, Vice Chair – Encompass Premiums & Apparel
  • James O’Brien, Treasurer – Topsfield Fair
  • Bethany Groff Dorau, Secretary – Historic New England
  • Tara B. Bassett, At Large – Boston Marriott Peabody
  • Karen Nascembeni, At Large – North Shore Music Theatre
  • Kate Fox, Immediate Past Chair – Destination Salem

Board

  • Matt Anzivino – Rockport Inn & Suites
  • 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
  • Michele Campbell – Endicott College
  • Elizabeth Carey – Discover Gloucester
  • Heather Dagle – Cape Ann’s Marina Resort
  • Kassandra Gove – City of Amesbury 
  • Jeanne Hennessey – Beauport Hospitality Group
  • John Orlando – The Harborview Inn
  • 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