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.

2017 Member List

Sally Ashworth
Visit Lake Norman
Term Ends: 9-01-2018 Term
Apptd By: Speaker of the House

Kevin Baker
Piedmont Triad International Airport
Term Ends: 8-31-2018
Apptd By: Senate President Pro Tempore

John Beatty
Summit Hospitality Group
Term Ends: 8-31-2018
Apptd By: NC Travel and Tourism Coalition

Rolf Blizzard
Turnpike Properties
Term Ends: 8-31-2017
Apptd By: NC Travel & Tourism Coalition

Mike Butts
Visit Charlotte
Term Ends: 8-31-2017
Apptd By: NCTIA

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

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

Kevin Corbin
North Carolina House of Representatives
Term Ends: 9-1-2018
Apptd By: Speaker of the House

Robert Danos
NC Youth Camp Association
Term Ends: 8-31-2018
Apptd By: Senate President Pro Tempore

Richard Geiger
Winston-Salem CVB
Term Ends: 8-31-2017
Apptd By: DMANC

Joel Griffin
Griffin Stafford Hospitality, LLC
Term Ends: 8-31-2017
Apptd By: NCRLA - Lodging

Mike Hawkins
Pisgah Enterprise
Term Ends: 8-31-2018
Apptd By: Economic Development Partnership

Sen. Ralph Hise
North Carolina Senate
Term Ends: 8-31-2018
Apptd By: Senate President Pro Tempore

Rep. Patricia McElraft
North Carolina House of Representatives
Term Ends: 9-1-2018
Apptd By: Speaker of the House

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

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

Tammy O'Kelley, Chair
Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau
Term Ends: 9-01-2018
Apptd By: Speaker of the House

Sen. Norman Sanderson
North Carolina Senate
Term Ends: 8-31-2018
Apptd By: Senate President Pro Tempore

Paula Wilber
The Biltmore Company
Term Ends: 8-31-2017
Apptd By: NCRLA - Restaurant