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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 Sam Kraushaar.

Discover Durham Governing Board:

CHAIR, Lodging - Limited Service

Daniel Edwards
Morehead Manor Bed & Breakfast

Vice Chair, Lodging - Full Service

Tom Lubbe

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at RTP

Portrait of Carlos Rubio

SECRETARY/TREASURER, Lodging - Full Service

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


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

Citizens At-Large and Neighborhood Associations

Barry Van Deman

City of Durham

Javiera Caballero
Durham City Council

Lodging - Limited Service

Prerna Desai
Comfort Inn & Suites Near Duke University
Downtown Durham

Durham County

Wendy Jacobs
Durham Board of County Commissioners

Visitor Feature or Entertainment

John Brown
Duke University


Susan Amey
Discover Durham President & Chief Executive Officer