The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) is pleased to announce it has elected Paul J. Sacco for a  two year term as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.  Mr. Sacco has served on the GBCVB Board since 2010.

Currently President and CEO of the Massachusetts Lodging Association, a statewide trade association representing and promoting the Massachusetts' lodging industry, Mr. Sacco also served as the former Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism.  Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the Belvedere Hotels Ltd., Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and as a Vice President for regional operations for Omni Hotels. He has also managed a number of hotels in his extensive career including Managing Director of the Omni Parker House Downtown Boston, the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC and The Netherland Plaza - Cincinnati.

Mr. Sacco also serves on the board of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), Sail Boston, The Governor's Advisory Commission on Travel & Tourism, Creative Economy Council and Freedom Trail Foundation Board.  He has served on the Board of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, Discover New England, the Travel Industry Association of America, Skal International Boston Board and as Chair of the Board of Historic Hotels of America.

"I am thrilled to be elected the board chair of such an active and well respected CVB in one of the worlds most vibrant cities," said Paul J. Sacco, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Lodging Association and GBCVB Chairman of the Board. "I look forward to assisting the terrific team at the GBCVB."

"We are fortunate to have someone as knowledgeable and so respected across the industry leading our board," said Patrick B. Moscaritolo, President & CEO of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Paul brings a wealth of experience and proven leadership which will help us drive new business, new jobs and more visitors to the region."

About the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB)?The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) is the primary private sector marketing and visitor service organization charged with the development of meetings, conventions and tourism-related business to enhance the economy of Boston, Cambridge and the greater metropolitan area. For more information on what to do, where to stay, and what to see when visiting Boston, call 1-888-SEE-BOSTON, or visit