WDI Board of Directors and Staff

A public-private partnership, Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) is governed by a 37-member board that represents various downtown constituencies, as well as city and county governments.

The board serves from July 1 to June 30, which is WDI's fiscal year. The full board meets quarterly and the five standing committees meet every month. The WDI board chair, vice chairs and treasurer constitute the executive committee, which meets monthly.

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Board Chair: Colin Tarrant
  • Board Vice Chair:  Tom Davis
  • Secretary: Hank Estep
  • Treasurer: Deb Hays
  • Chair, ENJOY Committee: Cathey Luna
  • Chair, PLAY Committee: Dane Scalise
  • Chair, DREAM Committee: Stephen Whitney
  • Chair, WORK Committee: 
  • City of Wilmington:  Margaret Haynes
  • New Hanover County Commissioners:  Rob Zapple


  • Nick Balding
  •  Connie Lincoln
  • Nancy Bullock
  • Elizabeth Marion
  • Blair Brown
  • Alan Murphy
  • Erris Dunston
  • Tim Neathery
  • Donna Gurganus
  • Rachel Nadeau
  • Tom Harris
  • Chris O'Keefe
  • Clark Henry
  • Tyler Pegg
  • Jeff Hovis
  • Daniel Pena
  • Billy King
  • Randy Reeves
  • Sylvia Kochler
  • Gabriel Rich
  • Lara Landgraf
  • John Sneed
  • Mike Lardieri
  • Spruill Thompson
  • Eric Laut
  • John Walker




Ed Wolverton, President & CEO

Haven Holsinger, Administrative Assistant