Greater Springfield CVB FY22 Annual Report

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Realize and Maximize the Formation of the Tourism Destination Marketing District (TDMD)

Identify ways in which the GSCVB could enhance the short and long-term sales and marketing of the Convention Center at the MassMutual Center


Develop opportunities for greater Board and Member engagement to inspire destination-wide support of the GSCVB as a Community Shared Value

Continue to emphasize Leisure Travel and Sports Event Sales and Marketing to drive recovery in Visitor Spending

y Board Development: An integral part of the GSCVB Strategic Plan included Board Development. This committee, led by Gene Cassidy, is charged with the education of board members; encouraging board member participation and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

y Marketing: Led by Nate Costa, this committee coordinates marketing efforts across the entire Western Mass region fostering communication and collaboration.

y Finance: Glen Welch chairs this committee tasked with oversight for all Bureau finances.

y Legislative Affairs: Peter Rosskothen leads this group which sets annual legislative priorities for the Bureau and the businesses represented by the GSCVB.

y Howdy: Michael Hurwitz oversees this committee, which plans and executes the annual Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence.

y Membership: Co-chaired by Anthony Frasco and Peter Wirth, this group is charged with assisting the GSCVB staff in identifying new members, turning cold calls into warm ones and finding ways to increase member retention. Board of Directors: for You!

The Bureau

Kay Simpson

Chair • Springfield Museums

Eugene Cassidy

Vice Chair • Eastern States Exposition

Glenn Welch

Treasurer • Freedom Credit Union

David Griffin, Jr.

Clerk • Dowd Insurance

Michael Hurwitz

Compliance Officer • Uno Pizzeria & Grill

Wade Bassett*

Yankee Candle Village

Peter Carmichael* Six Flags New England

Nate Costa Springfield Thunderbirds

Christopher Crean

Peter Pan Bus Lines

Sean Dolan MassMutual Center

Kelly Fellner

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Anthony Frasco* Quality Beverage

Mansour Ghalibaf Hotel Northampton

Stacey Gravanis

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel

Laurie McDonald Deerfield Inn

Brenda McGiverin* WWLP TV22

Shardool Parmar Pioneer Valley Hotel Group

Ahkil Patel Comfort Inn West Springfield Dinesh Patel

DGP Properties

Hershal Patel* BK Investments Hotel Group

Remo Pizzichemi*

Welcome Group

Lee Pouliot

City of Chicopee

Jamie Przypek

Three County Fairground

Peter Rosskothen

The Log Cabin/ Delaney House/D.Hotel

Tim Sheehan

City of Springfield

Alisa Sisic Bradley International Airport

Peter Wirth

Mercedes Benz of Springfield

Edison Yee Bean Restaurant Group
FY2022 Officers