125 Turnpike Road Suite 4
Westborough, MA 01581-1931
T: 508.836.8848
F: 508.366.1386


Meet Our Staff

Combined we have 50+ years of meeting planning expertise encompassing contract negotiations, site selection, meeting planning and management. We have established partnerships with multiple organizations, which allow us to provide our clients with customized and cost-effective meeting and travel services. We also have the ability to negotiate some of the best hotel rates due to our solid relationships that have been developed in the industry throughout the years.

Richard Dole, President

Richard has been involved with domestic and international meetings, conferences and trade shows for over twenty-five years. He has been providing travel and conference planning services since 1983 through Travel Solutions, Travel Leaders.  In 2002, the Meetings Division of Travel Solutions was spun-off and established as a separate corporation, Global Meeting Solutions. Richard has also held numerous senior positions within both association management and corporate management giving him a good perspective of association and conference planning concerns and requirements. 


Maureen McCarthy, Meeting Planner

Maureen began her career with Travel Solutions in 1993 as a Sales Consultant and transferred to the Meetings Division in 1997. She has had involvement in all facets of the planning process from inception to execution for domestic and international meetings.

Maureen exudes passion and enthusiasm in her work and her fluency in Spanish and French augment her interpersonal and communication skills for the benefit of GMSís clients. She is a team player who prides herself on the relationships she has forged and maintained throughout her years in the meeting industry. 
Maureen has had an integral role in planning and executing meetings and incentive programs for Object Management Group, Eclipse, Motorola, VanguardMS and Omega Performance.


Kevin Loughry, Director of Business Development

Kevin joined the GMS team after ten+ years at Object Management Group (a GMS client). He was initially Technical Meeting Coordinator until becoming the Director of Event Management in 2002. He was responsible for the planning, implementation and on-site management of all aspects of more than 120 domestic and international technical meetings, workshops and conferences. His broad range of expertise and experience with the details of meeting planning, implementation, and program management are now available to serve the needs of Global Meeting Solutionís corporate and association clients.


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