Martha J. Sheridan is President & CEO of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB). In her role, she leads an organization with over 1,200 member companies across New England whose mission is to generate a robust visitor economy for the region. Sheridan joined the GBCVB in 2019. Previously she was President & CEO of the Providence/Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB), where she oversaw all day to day operations. In 2016 the PWCVB received a Providence Business News Business Excellence Award in the Not-for-Profit Category.
Sheridan has over 25 years of experience in destination marketing. She is Past Chair of the Destination Marketing Association International, the world’s largest association of destination marketing professionals. She holds or has held leadership positions with several local, regional and national organizations including the US Travel Association, the Destinations International Foundation, the RI Hospitality and Tourism Association Education Foundation, Meeting Professionals International New England Chapter (MPINE), the New England Society of Convention and Visitors Bureaus, WaterFire Providence, the Providence Preservation Society and Twin River Casino. In 2015 Sheridan named one of the top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry by Meeting and Convention Magazine.
Sheridan is the recipient of the Rhode Island Hospitality Association’s (RIHA) Mary Brennan Tourism Award for outstanding achievement in tourism promotion, and in 2010 was named RIHA Woman of the Year. She is also the recipient of the MPINE President’s Award and the MPINE Supplier of the Year Award. In 2014, Sheridan was presented the Morris J. Gaebe Profile in Excellence Award from Junior Achievement of Rhode Island that organization’s highest honor.
She is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and lives in Boston, MA.