About Us

The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, an affiliate of the Economic Development Council of Western MA, promotes the Western Mass as a year-round destination for conventions, sports, meetings, group tour and leisure travel. The GSCVB is a 501c(6) non-profit membership organization and destination marketing organization focused on growing tourism in Western Mass. The Bureau is governed by a Board of Directors representing the membership. Western Mass is 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. A trip to Western Mass, whether for business, sports, education or leisure will provoke wanderlust, relentless pursuit and offbeat exploration for all who visit.

Administrative Offices: GSCVB 1441 Main Street Springfield, MA 01103
800-723-1548 or 413-787-1548 fax 413-781-4607 info@explorewesternmass.com

Board of Directors


Anthony Frasco – Chairman, Williams Distributing

Kay Simpson – Vice Chair, Springfield Museums

John Doleva – Vice Chair, Basketball Hall of Fame

Glen Welch – Treasurer, Freedom Credit Union

Carolyn Edwards – Secretary, Lee Premium Outlets

Greg Chiecko – Compliance Officer, Eastern States Exposition

Chris Crean – Peter Pan Bus Lines

David Desmarais – Aladco Linen Co.

Alex Dixon – MGM Springfield

David Griffin, Jr. – Dowd Insurance

Michael Hurwitz – Uno Chicago Grill

Michael Kane – Columbia Gas of MA

Vincent Maniaci – American International College

Paul Marcelina – Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel

Hope Margala – Yankee Candle, Inc.

Shardool Parmar – Pioneer Valley Hotel Group William Pepin WWLP / TV22

Fred Peterson – MA Convention Center Authority

Remo Pizzichemi – Hampton Inn West Springfield

Joe Reardon – Performance Food Group

Peter Rosskothen – The Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House/Delaney House/D. Hotel

Jon Schaefer – Berkshire East Mountain Resort

Sandra Sheehan – Pioneer Valley Transit Authority

Rod Warnick – Tourism Management Department, University of MA

Glenn Welch – Freedom Credit Union

James Woolsey – Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Andy Yee – Hu Ke Lau Restaurant

Jeanne Young – MassMutual Financial Group

Seth Zenitz – Shield Hotels


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