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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 Peter Hymas.

Discover Durham Governing Board:

CHAIR


Lodging - Limited Service
Daniel Edwards
Morehead Manor Bed & Breakfast

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR


Food Service
Aubrey Zinaich
Piedmont Wine Imports

VICE CHAIR


Citizens At-Large and Neighborhood Associations
Barry Van Deman

SECRETARY/TREASURER


Retail/Transportation
Jennings Brody
Parker & Otis, Chet Miller, Tiny, and Parker Paper Company

City of Durham


Leonardo Williams
Durham City Council

Lodging - Limited Service


Prerna Desai
Comfort Inn & Suites Near Duke University
Downtown Durham

Portrait of Carlos Rubio

Lodging - Full Service/Conference Center


Carlos Rubio
Delta Hotels by Marriott Raleigh-Durham at Research Triangle Park

Durham County


Wendy Jacobs
Durham Board of County Commissioners

Major Employer, University or Meeting Planner


Michael Page
North Carolina Central University

Lodging - Full Service/Conference Center


Tom Lubbe
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at RTP

Visitor Feature or Entertainment


Lois Deloatch
Self Help Credit Union

Ex-Officio


Susan Amey,
Discover Durham President & Chief Executive Officer