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

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