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


  • Ann Marie Casey, Executive Director – acasey@northofboston.org
  • Rebecca Shackford, Communications & Sales Coordinatorrebecca@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

Executive Board

  • Kate Fox, Chair – Destination Salem
  • Jennifer Close, Vice Chair – Peabody Essex Museum
  • Patrick Cornelissen, Immediate Past Chair
  • 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


  • Matt Anzivino – Rockport Inn & Suites
  • Julie Arrison-Bishop – The House of the Seven Gables
  • Michael Bevilacqua – Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Elizabeth Carey – Discover Gloucester
  • George Carey – FINZ Seafood & Grill and Sea Level Oyster Bar
  • Kassandra Gove – Amesbury Chamber of Commerce
  • Krista Marchand – DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore
  • Karen Nascembeni – North Shore Music Theatre
  • James O’Brien – Topsfield Fair
  • John Orlando – The Harborview Inn
  • Ann Ormond –Town of Andover
  • 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