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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 Jamie Palmer.

Discover Durham Governing Board:


Food Service
Aubrey Zinaich
Piedmont Wine Imports


Visitor Feature or Entertainment
Lois Deloatch
Self Help Credit Union


Lodging-Limited Service
Ron Hunter
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Durham Chapel Hill


Citizens At-Large and Neighbor Associations
Barry Van Deman

City of Durham

Javiera Caballero
Durham City Council

Lodging-Limited Service

Daniel Edwards
Morehead Manor Bed & Breakfast

Lodging-Limited Service Conference Center

Caesar Swift
Davidson & Jones Hotel Corp

Durham County

Wendy Jacobs
Durham Board of County Commissioners


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

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


Susan Amey,
Discover Durham President & Chief Executive Officer