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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 Sam Kraushaar.

Discover Durham Governing Board:

CHAIR, Lodging - Limited Service


Daniel Edwards
Morehead Manor Bed & Breakfast

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR, Food Service


Aubrey Zinaich
Common Market Durham

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

Retail/Transportation


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

Major Employer, University or Meeting Planner


Michael Page
North Carolina Central University

Visitor Feature or Entertainment


John Brown
Duke University

Ex-Officio


Susan Amey
Discover Durham President & Chief Executive Officer