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.

2020 Member List

Sally Ashworth
Visit Lake Norman
Term Ends: 8-31-2020
Apptd By: Speaker of the House

Jim Beley
The Umstead Hotel & Spa
Term Ends: 8-31-2021
Apptd By: NCRLA

Rolf Blizzard
Turnpike Properties
Term Ends: 8-31-2019
Apptd By: NCTTC

Stephanie Brown
Explore Asheville
Term Ends: 8-31-2020
Apptd By: Speaker of the House

Mike Butts, Chair
Visit Charlotte
Term Ends: 8-31-2021
Apptd By: DMANC

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

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

Rep. Kevin Corbin
NC House of Representatives
Term Ends: 8-31-2020
Apptd By: Speaker of the House

Sen. Chuck Edwards
NC Senate
Term Ends: 8-31-2020
Apptd By: Senate President Pro Tempore

Jonathan Fussell
Duplin Winery
Term Ends: 8-31-2020
Apptd By: Senate President Pro Tempore

Rep. Holly Grange
NC House of Representatives
Term Ends: 8-31-2020
Apptd By: Speaker of the House

Sen. Rick Gunn
NC Senate
Term Ends: 8-31-2020
Apptd By: Senate President Pro Tempore

Mike Hawkins
Transylvania County
Term Ends: 8-31-2019
Apptd By: EDPNC

Richard Moore
Timm's Furniture
Term Ends: Governor’s Term
Apptd By: Governor

Lynn Minges
NCRLA
Term Ends: 8-31-21
Apptd By: NCRLA

Lee Nettles
Outer Banks Visitors Bureau
Term Ends: 8-31-21
Apptd By: NCTIA

Joe Pierce
Charlotte Hornets
Term Ends: Governor’s Term
Apptd By: Governor

Sharon Sexton
Caswell County Chamber of Commerce
Term Ends: 8-31-2020
Apptd By: Senate President Pro Tempore

William Traurig
Carolina Hurricanes
Term Ends: End of NCTTC Chairmanship
Apptd By: NCTTC