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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 Lindsey Scherich.

Discover Durham Governing Board:


Lodging - Limited Service
Daniel Edwards
Morehead Manor Bed & Breakfast


Food Service
Aubrey Zinaich
Piedmont Wine Imports

Vice Chair

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

Portrait of Carlos Rubio


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

Leonardo Williams
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


Susan Amey,
Discover Durham President & Chief Executive Officer