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.

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

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


Rob Beale

Eric Laut

Sharon Boyd

Jean Lawler

Fredia Brady

Chris Maher

Phoebe Bragg

Laura Miller

Nancy Bullock

Laurence Nadeau

Dawn Carter

Patt Noday

Gary Coleman

Paul Pascarosa

Andrew Cooke

Cliff Pyron

Erris Dunston

Jennifer Rigby

David Gross

Isabell Shepard

Jeff Hovis

Colin Tarrant

Hayley Jensen

Brent Wright

Rob Kaiser


Jan Kennedy



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

Debra Korb, Customer Relations Coordinator