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Governance

Pioneering leadership for more than 30 years.

Tourism Development Authority

The Tourism Development Authority (TDA) is Discover Durham’s governing board. A public body, members are appointed by the City and County of Durham to fill seats that are specified in the enabling legislation and interlocal agreement. The board meets monthly to set policy, assure fiscal health and stability and monitor Discover Durham’s performance.

Meeting Minutes:

Below are minutes of the TDA over the last past several years. Meeting minutes from earlier years are available by request. Contact Emily Loftin.

Discover Durham Governing Board:

CHAIR

Visitor Features or Entertainment
Lois Deloatch
Self-Help/Center for Responsible Lending, Northampton Partners, LLC

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

Lodging-Full Service Conference Center
Craig Spitzer
The Durham Hotel

VICE-CHAIR


Citizens At-Large or Neighborhood Associations
Patrick L. Byker
Morningstar Law Group

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Food Service
Aubrey Zinaich
NanaSteak

City of Durham


Javiera Caballero
Durham City Council

Lodging-Limited Service


Daniel Edwards
Morehead Manor Bed & Breakfast

Lodging-Limited Service


Ron Hunter
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Durham Chapel Hill

Durham County


Brenda Howerton
Durham Board of County Commissioners

Retail/Transportation


Jonathan Stewart
Northgate Mall

Major Employer, University or Meeting Planner


Michael Page
North Carolina Central University

Lodging-Limited Service Conference Center


Caesar Swift
Aloft Durham Downtown

Ex-Officio


Susan Amey,
Discover Durham President & Chief Executive Officer