Eastern States Exposition is organized as a not-for-profit educational institution under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its governing body is a volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of representatives from each of the six New England States. These New England trustees are distinguished civic, business and agricultural leaders.
Each state’s trustees elect two representatives as Chair and Vice Chair of their respective state. These individuals are then nominated by the Corporate Nominating Committee to serve on the Eastern States Exposition Board of Directors comprised of 12 trustees plus five trustees who are elected as Directors-at-Large. Officers are nominated by the Corporate Nominating Committee and voted on by the Board of Directors. Eastern States Exposition’s President and CEO is a Director Ex-Officio with full voting powers.
The Board of Directors provides policy and fiduciary oversight and serves as a source of wisdom and counsel to the President and CEO.
No one person owns or controls Eastern States Exposition. Rather, the organization exists for the public good. Today’s trustees provide valuable advocacy and build connections on behalf of Eastern States Exposition.
The Exposition is entirely self-supporting and relies solely on the revenues it obtains through year-round building rentals, and Big E gate admission and exhibitor fees to finance its operation as well as capital improvements and expenditures.