WDI Board of Directors and Staff

A public-private partnership, Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) is governed by a 38-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.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

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


Zach Adams
Sylvia Kochler
Rob Beale
Mike Lardieri
Sharon Boyd
Eric Laut
Phoebe Bragg
Connie Lincoln
Blair Brown
Elizabeth Marion
Nancy Bullock
Laura Miller
Dawn Carter
Rachel Nadeau
Mave Claire
Tim Neathery
Erris Dunston
Paul Pascarosa
Tom Harris
Daniel Pena
Clark Henry
Jennifer Rigby
Jeff Hovis
John Walker
Hayley Jensen
John Wilse
Billy King



Ed Wolverton, President & CEO

Haven Holsinger, Director of Events/ Executive Assistant to the President and CEO