Travel & Tourism Board

The Travel & Tourism Board advocates the sound development of the travel and tourism industry in North Carolina advising the Secretary of Commerce on policy matters related to tourism. Below are current members of the board.

2022 Member List

Kimberly Albritton
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Term Ends: 8-31-2022
Apptd By: Speaker of the House

Jim Beley
The Umstead Hotel & Spa
Term Ends: 8-31-2023
Apptd By: NCRLA

Rolf Blizzard, Chair
Turnpike Properties
Term Ends: End of NCTTC Chairmanship
Apptd By: NCTTC

Christopher Chung
Economic Development Partnership of NC
Term Ends: Ex Officio (Non-Voting)
Apptd By: EDPNC

Tamara Daniels
Hornets Sports & Entertainment
Term Ends: Governor’s Term
Apptd By: Governor

Sen. Chuck Edwards
NC Senate
Term Ends: 8-31-2022
Apptd By: Senate President Pro Tempore

Dennis Edwards
Greater Raleigh CVB
Term Ends: 8-31-2023
Apptd By: NCTTC

Jonathan Fussell
Duplin Winery
Term Ends: 8-31-2022
Apptd By: Senate President Pro Tempore

Rep. Bobby Hanig
NC House of Representatives
Term Ends: 8-31-2022
Apptd By: Speaker of the House

James Meacham
Rowan County TDA
Term Ends: 8-31-2023
Apptd By: DMANC

Lynn Minges
NCRLA
Term Ends: 8-31-23
Apptd By: NCRLA

Lee Nettles
Outer Banks VB
Term Ends: 8-31-2023
Apptd By: EDPNC

Steven Pasquantonio
Island Catering
Term Ends: Governor’s Term
Apptd By: Governor

Rep. Ray Pickett
NC House of Representatives
Term Ends: 8-31-2022
Apptd By: Speaker of the House

Sec. Machelle Sanders
NC Department of Commerce
Term Ends: Ex Officio (Non-Voting)
Apptd By: NC Department of Commerce

Andrew Schmidt
Greenville-Pitt County CVB
Term Ends: 8-31-23
Apptd By: NCTIA

Sharon Sexton
Term Ends: 8-31-2022
Apptd By: Senate President Pro Tempore

Sen. Bob Steinburg
NC Senate
Term Ends: 8-31-2022
Apptd By: Senate President Pro Tempore

Vivek Tandon
Tandom IV
Term Ends: 8-31-2022
Apptd By: Speaker of the House