Martha Sheridan is president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB). In her role she leads an organization whose mission is to create vibrant growth for the local hospitality economy by promoting, developing, and expanding a united visitor industry. She oversees all day to day operations at the PWCVB, leading a staff of 22 destination sales and marketing professionals. 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. Prior to her current position she served as Vice President of Sales at the Newport County (RI) Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Sheridan 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 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 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 Saunderstown, RI.