Governance

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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 the President & CEO .

Discover Durham Governing Board:

CHAIR


Lodging-Full Service Conference Center
Craig Spitzer,
The Durham Hotel

VICE CHAIR


Visitor Features or Entertainment
Lois Deloatch,
Self-Help/Center for Responsible Lending, Northampton Partners, LLC

SECRETARY/TREASURER


Citizens At-Large or Neighborhood Associations
Patrick L. Byker,
Morningstar Law Group

City of Durham


Javiera Caballero,
Durham City Council

Lodging-Limited Service


Monica Edwards,
Morehead Manor Bed & Breakfast

Lodging-Limited Service


Ron Hunter,
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Durham Chapel Hill

Durham County


Brenda Howerton,
Durham Board of County Commissioners

Major Employer, University or Meeting Planner


Bill Ingram,
Durham Technical Community College

Lodging-Limited Service Conference Center


Caesar Swift,
Aloft Durham Downtown

Food Service


Aubrey Zinaich,
Nana's Restaurant, Nana Taco, Nana Steak, & Bar Virgile

Ex-Officio


Shelly Green,
Discover Durham President & Chief Executive Officer