Board of Directors

The GWCVB is governed by a board of 27 members, with seven appointed by the governor of Delaware, seven by the New Castle County executive, and seven by the mayor of Wilmington. These 21 elect six additional members. The director of Delaware Tourism and the executive director of the GWCVB are ex officio members of the board.

Executive Committee

  • Bill Sullivan, CHTP


    Managing Director Courtyard by Marriott at the University of Delaware

  • Jill MacKenzie

    First Vice-Chairman

    Director, Museum and Audience Engagement Hagley Museum and Library

  • Halsey Spruance

    Second-Vice Chairman

    Executive Director Delaware Museum of Natural History

  • John Sarro

    Manager-Marketing, Grants, Cultural Programs Delaware River & Bay Authority Secretary

  • Brad Wenger


    General Manager Hilton Wilmington/Christiana

  • Basil Battaglia

    Committee Chair

    Beckworth Consulting

  • Steven R. Chambliss

    Senior General Manager Christiana Mall Committee Chair

  • Megan McGlinchey

    Executive Director Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware Committee Chair

  • Sarah Willoughby CTP, CTIS

    Executive Director

    Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau

Board of Directors

  • Jeanne Belk

    Finance Director Hagley Museum and Library

  • The Honorable Gerald Brady

    State Representative

  • Deborah Buckson

    Executive Director Historic Odessa Foundation

  • Ernest Camoirano

    Government Relations

  • Liz Keller

    Director of Tourism Department of State

  • Francis A. Kwansa, Ph.D.

    Associate Chair Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Mgmt. Department Lerner College of Business and Economics University of Delaware

  • Alfred Lance

    Deputy Director Office of Economic Development

  • Vicky Pettinaro Martelli

    Pettinaro Relocation

  • Tamarra Morris

    Director of Economic Development for New Castle County

  • Canon Patel

    President and Founder of Canon Hospitality Management

  • Catherine L. Rossi

    Vice President, Public & Government Affairs AAA Mid-Atlantic, Inc.

  • Albert Shields

    Policy Director Governor's Office

  • Bill Silva

    The Westin Wilmington General Manager

  • David Sophrin

    Director of Policy Office of the Mayor

  • The Honorable Charles Toliver, IV

    Partner Morris James LLP