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: Tyler Pegg
  • City of Wilmington:  Margaret Haynes
  • New Hanover County Commissioners:  Rob Zapple


  • Nick Balding
  •  Eric Laut
  • Sharon Boyd
  • Connie Lincoln
  • Nancy Bullock
  • Elizabeth Marion
  • Blair Brown
  • Tim Neathery
  • Erris Dunston
  • Rachel Nadeau
  • Donna Gurganus
  • Paul Pascarosa
  • Tom Harris
  • Daniel Pena
  • Clark Henry
  • Randy Reeves
  • Jeff Hovis
  • Gabriel Rich
  • Billy King
  • Jennifer Rigby
  • Sylvia Kochler
  • John Sneed
  • Lara Landgraf
  • Spruill Thompson
  • Mike Lardieri
  • John Walker


Ed Wolverton, President & CEO

Haven Holsinger, Administrative Assistant