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 and Adjunct Faculty
Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware

Celeste K. Mozeik, Ed.D
First Vice Chairman
Instructional Director/Department Chair
Business Administration
Delaware Technical Community College

Halsey Spruance
Second-Vice Chairman
Executive Director
Delaware Museum of Natural History

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

Brad Wenger
Board Treasurer
General Manager
Hilton Wilmington/Christiana
Committee Chair

Steven R. Chambliss
Committee Chair Senior General Manager Christiana Mall

Bill Silva
Committee Chair General Manager The Westin Wilmington

Jennifer Boes
Executive Director
Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau

Board of Directors

Christopher (CJ) Bell
New Castle County Policy Advisor

Deborah Buckson
Executive Director
Historic Odessa Foundation

Italo Carrieri-Russo
General Manager and Family Owner
Vincenza & Margherita Italian American Bistro

India Sarai Colon
VIP of Nuestras Raices DE Inc
Retired 22 years USAF

Gerald (Jerry) DuPhily
TSN/Out & About Magazine

Dee Durham
New Castle County Council Member
District 2

Jennifer Oberle Howard
Director of Advertising and Public Relations
Delaware Park

Laura Jury
Marketing Manager
Hagley Museum & Library

Francis A. Kwansa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Hospitality Business Management Department
Lerner College of Business and Economics
University of Delaware

The Honorable Elizabeth
(Tizzy) Lockman

Delaware State Senator

Vicky Pettinaro Martelli
Pettinaro Relocation

Jame McCray
Director, National Wildlife Federation Delaware Sea Grant, Environmental Social Scientist

Canon Patel
President and Founder of Canon Hospitality Management

Jon Sheehan
Chief of Policy and Senior Advisor Office of the Governor

David Sophrin
Director of Policy
City of Wilmington
Office of the Mayor

Scott Stein
Co-Owner, Bardea Restaurants

Quincy Watkins
Owner Milk & Honey

Jessica Welch
Director, Delaware Tourism Office

Amelia Wiggins
Assistant Director of Learning & Engagement Delaware Art Museum

James C. Williams
Small and Minority Business Development Manager Mayor’s Office of Economic Development