Board of Directors

The charge of the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau Board of Directors is to develop and coordinate visitor services in Orange County and to implement marketing programs that enhance the economic activity and quality of life in the community.


Current Members

  • Jeffery Strickler (Alliance for Historic Hillsborough)
  • Mark Sherburne (Orange County Lodging Association)
  • Sam Vadgama (Orange County Lodging Association)
  • Kayla Austin Dempsey (North Carolina High School Athletic Association)
  • Tanya Moore, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Mark Bell (Town of Hillsborough)
  • Dixon Pitt (Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber of Commerce)
  • Pam Hemminger (Town of Chapel Hill)
  • Lydia Lavelle (Town of Carrboro)
  • David Brooks (Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce)
  • Penny Rich, Finance Chair (Orange County Board of Commissioners)
  • Anthony Carey, Chair (Orange County Economic Development)
  • Spring Council, Ex Officio (Chapel Hill Economic Development)
  • Annette Lafferty Ex Officio (Town of Carrboro Economic Development)
  • Matt Gladdek, Ex Officio (Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership)
  • Shannan Campbell, Ex Officio (Town of Hillsborough Economic Development)
  • Tim Hoke (Arts Commission Liaison)
  • Libby Hough ( at Large)

2019 Meeting Schedule (All meetings begin at 8:00 am)

  • January 16 - Extraordinary Ventures, Chapel Hill
  • February 20 - The Franklin Hotel, Chapel Hill
  • March 20 - The Friday Center, Chapel Hill
  • April 17 - AC Hotel by Marriott, Chapel Hill
  • May 15 - Lavender Oaks Farm, Chapel Hill
  • June 19 - The Carolina Club, UNC Campus
  • July - Hiatus
  • August 21 - Hyatt Place, Southern Village, Chapel Hill
  • September 18 - Residence Inn, Chapel Hill
  • October 16 - Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro, Chapel Hill
  • November 20 - Holiday Inn, Hillsborough
  • December - Hiatus

Meeting Minutes 2019

Meeting Minutes 2018

Meeting Minutes 2017

Meeting Minutes 2016