2013 Award Winners

Vicki Saltzman

Vicki Saltzman
Director of Communications,
The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute
Vicki Saltzman joined The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as Director of Communications in January 2010, leading the Clark’s marketing, public relations, and visitor services teams. In addition to her position at the Clark, she’s active in a number of regional tourism initiatives. Her communication skills have played a significant role in the increased awareness and engagement of the Clark Art Institute in the U.S. and abroad.

Paul Sacco

Paul Sacco
President & CEO,
Massachusetts Lodging Association
Paul J. Sacco is President and CEO of the Massachusetts Lodging Association. Over the course of a 40-year career in the hospitality industry, he has served in executive positions at Omni Hotels and Belvedere Hotels and managed several hotels, including the Omni Parker House. He served as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism for five years. His commitment and extensive experience in the hospitality industry has had a major impact on Massachusetts’ tourism industry.

Linda Demarco

Linda Demarco
President,
Boston Pride Board of Directors
Linda DeMarco is President of Boston Pride, where she oversees the annual Boston Pride festivities and one of the largest Pride parades in the U.S. This year’s Boston Pride Week attracted more than 1 million people. In addition, She is also the Treasurer of InterPride, an organization of more than 130 Pride organizations from around the world. Her dedication to Boston Pride brings energy and vitality to the LGBT community.

James Donahue

James E. Donahue
President & CEO,
Old Sturbridge Village
James E. Donahue is the president and CEO of Old Sturbridge Village (OSV). He is recognized as one of the top non-profit executives in New England with an impressive background in leadership, education, and fundraising. Under his leadership, OSV has reversed a decades-long slide in attendance, and visitation has increased for three straight years. His effective management ensures that OSV will continue to be a vibrant and enriching educational and cultural resource for generations to come.

Mimi LaCamera

Mimi LaCamera
President,
The Freedom Trail Foundation
Mimi LaCamera has been the President and CEO of the Freedom Trail Foundation since 2005. Mimi has worked tirelessly to transform the Freedom Trail Foundation from a fledgling organization to a fully-engaged booster of the Trail. Under her leadership, the Freedom Trails’ visibility has increased significantly. Mimi has played a significant role in promoting Boston and raising awareness of its rich history

Salem

City of Salem
The City of Salem includes some of the state’s most iconic tourist attractions. The city is being recognized for its highly successful efforts to promote tourism by taking its best assets and repositioning itself to attract a broad base of visitors as well as niche markets. Mayor Kim Driscoll understands the importance of tourism as an economic driver, and she supports creative and collaborative ways to bring visitors to the city.