Under their leadership, MMBC will continue to advance its mission of promoting the enduring value that professional meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and the economy, particularly as this hard-hit sector emerges from the pandemic.
Established by the U.S. Travel Association in 2009, MMBC is comprised of organizations across the meetings and travel community who came together after the 2008 economic crisis with a focus to grow the influence and importance of business travel, meetings and professional events.
Sheridan, a 25-year veteran of the travel and tourism industry, has served the last three years at the helm of GBCVB, where she recently formed a groundbreaking Tourism Destination Marketing District to promote travel to Greater Boston. Sheridan was a key partner in pushing out the city’s All Inclusive Boston campaign, an effort to market Boston to a more diverse demographic of prospective travelers. In addition to her valued role on MMBC’s board, Sheridan currently serves on the boards of the U.S. Travel Association and Destinations International Foundation, and is past chair of Destinations International. In Massachusetts, she currently chairs Governor Baker’s Advisory Commission on Travel & Tourism.
Sheridan begins her co-chair term as MMBC integrates fully with U.S. Travel Association, a move that was announced in November 2021. MMBC will now benefit more directly from the association’s robust public affairs resources and receive critical research, content and policy solutions as a core pillar of U.S. Travel’s advocacy work.
She assumes the co-chair leadership position previously held by Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company.