About The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau will collaboratively lead promotion and development for Western Massachusetts as a compelling visitor destination to drive economic vitality and enhance quality of life in our communities.

The GSCVB is a 501c(6) non-profit membership-based destination marketing organization focused on growing tourism in Western Mass. The Bureau is governed by a Board of Directors representing the membership. The GSCVB promotes Western Mass as the epicenter of discovery – from the vibrant nightlife and culture of its urban cultural centers to the pure majesty of the region’s lush outdoors. Western Mass has inspired innovation, adventure, creativity and pioneer spirit for centuries.

Administrative Offices: GSCVB 1441 Main Street Springfield, MA 01103
413-787-1548 fax 413-781-4607 [email protected]

WesternMass Staff

Board of Directors



bod kay simpson
Kay SimpsonPresident, Springfield Museums


bod gene cassidy
Gene CassidyPresident & CEO, Eastern States Exposition


bod glenn welch
Glenn WelchPresident & CEO, Freedom Credit Union


bod david griffinjr
David Griffin, Jr.Senior Vice President, Dowd Insurance


bod mike hurwitz
Michael HurwitzOwner, Uno Chicago Grill
bod wade bassett
Wade BassettDirector of Sales & Operations, Yankee Candle Village
bod pete carmicheal
Peter CarmichaelPark President, Six Flags New England
bod nate costa
Nate CostaPresident, Springfield Thunderbirds
Chris CreanVice President of Safety & Security, Peter Pan Bus Lines
bod sean dolan
Sean DolanGeneral Manager, MassMutual Center
bod kelly fellner
Kelly FellnerSuperintendent, Springfield Armory National Historic Site
bod anthony frasco
Anthony FrascoGM/VP Corporate Sales & Marketing, Quality Beverage
mansour ghalibaf
Mansour GhalibafOwner, Hotel Northampton & Fairfield Inn & Suites Northampton
bod stacey gravanis
Stacey GravanisGeneral Manager, Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
bod laurie mcdonald
Laurie McDonaldInnkeeper, Deerfield Inn
bod brenda mcgiverin
Brenda McGiverinGeneral Sales Manager, WWLP TV22
bod shardool pamar
Shardool ParmarOwner, Pioneer Valley Hotel Group
Akhil PatelGeneral Manager, Comfort Inn West Springfield
bod dinesh patel
Dinesh PatelCEO, DGP Properties
bod hershel patel
Hershal PatelPresident, BK Investments Hotel Group
bod remo pizzichemi
Remo PizzichemiExecutive Vice President, Welcome Group
lee pouliot
Lee PouliotDirector of Planning & Development, City of Chicopee
bod james przypek
Jamie PrzypekGeneral Manager, Three County Fair
bod peter rosskothen
Peter RosskothenOwner, The Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House, Delaney House, D. Hotel Spa & Suites
bod tim sheehan
Tim SheehanChief Development Officer, City of Springfield Economic Development
bod female
Alisa SisicManager of Marketing/Public Information Officer, Bradley International Airport
bod peter wirth
Peter WirthOwner, Mercedes-Benz of Springfield
Edison Yee
Edison YeePresident/Partner, Bean Restaurant Group

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