Our Team



Kylie Sullivan (she/her), Executive Director of Salem Main Streets since 2013, came to SMS after six years as a grants administrator at the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the state’s arts agency.  She has worked with a range of nonprofits, community organizations, and educational institutions, with a particular focus on volunteer management, program coordination, and cultural economic development.  She received an M.B.A. from Simmons School of Management and a B.A. in music from Wesleyan University.


Elise Towle Snow (she/her), Events Coordinator at Salem Main Streets since 2022,  has been a local-about-town since 2006. Elise was introduced to Salem’s downtown through working at A&J King Artisan Bakers, Cinema Salem, and as a longtime vendor at the Salem Farmers’ Market through Northeast Arc’s Shine jewelry program. Elise is a member of Salem’s Human Rights Coalition, The Salem Public School’s LGBTQIA+ Action Committee, and is co-founder of the Proud-Of-You Pop Ups at Salem State University. As a parent, artist, and activist, Elise is committed to celebrating her city and community with inclusive and creative programming.

Steering Committee

John Andrews
Creative Collective

Beth Debski
Salem Partnership

Gina Flynn
Eastern Bank

Kate Fox
Destination Salem

Carol McLaughlin
Design Committee

Linda Mullen
Grace & Diggs

Rinus Oosthoek
Salem Chamber of Commerce

Kate Newhall-Smith
City of Salem

Mira Riggin
LEAP for Education

Jill Thompson Beach


  2 Responses to “Our Team”

  1. Hi Kylie,

    I was wondering what broadband initiatives are in place in Salem, if any? It seems that residents and business have very few options when it comes to internet service providers. I just moved from Cambridge and they have a very similar problem but the have recently created a task force to try to come up with solutions.


    Do we have something like this that I could get involved in?


  2. […] Streets model of historic preservation, so the building in our old logo made good sense,” says Kylie Sullivan, Executive Director of Salem Main Streets. “Salem Main Streets has evolved significantly since […]

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