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.

View our FY22 Annual Report

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

WesternMass Staff

Board of Directors



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Gene CassidyPresident & CEO, Eastern States Exposition


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Peter CarmichaelPark President, Six Flags New England


Edison Yee
Edison YeePresident/Partner, Bean Restaurant Group


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David Griffin, Jr.Senior Vice President, Dowd Insurance


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Brenda McGiverinGeneral Sales Manager, WWLP TV22
Wade Bassett
Director of Sales & Operations, Yankee Candle Village
Ray Berry
Owner White Lion Brewing Company
Nate Costa
President, Springfield Thunderbirds
Sean Dolan
General Manager, MassMutual Center
Kelly Fellner
Superintendent, Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Anthony Frasco
GM/VP Corporate Sales & Marketing, Quality Beverage
Mansour Ghalibaf
Owner, Hotel Northampton & Fairfield Inn & Suites Northampton
Assaad Hallak
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
Gus Kim
Vice President, Government & Community Relations MGM Springfield
Michael R. Knapik
Vice President, Government & Community Relations Baystate Health
Laurie McDonald
Innkeeper, Deerfield Inn
Melissa Picknelly
Vice President, Peter Pan Bus Lines
Jeremiah Micka
Union Station
Shardool Parmar
Owner, Pioneer Valley Hotel Group
Dinesh Patel
CEO, DGP Properties
Hershal Patel
President, BK Investments Hotel Group
Peter A. Picknelly
Owner, OPAL Real Estate Group
Lee Pouliot
Director of Planning & Development, City of Chicopee
Jamie Przypek
General Manager, Three County Fair
Ralph Santinello
Owner, The Federal Restaurant Group
Tim Sheehan
Chief Development Officer, City of Springfield Economic Development
Kay Simpson
President, Springfield Museums
Alisa Sisic
Manager of Marketing/Public Information Officer, Bradley International Airport
Glenn Welch
President & CEO, Freedom Credit Union

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