Visit High Point Board of Directors

The Visit High Point Board of Directors oversees the long-range economic strategies and fiduciary sustainability of Visit High Point. The eleven-member voting board represents diverse backgrounds and are appointed by the Guilford County Commissioners, High Point City Council, and Business High Point Chamber of Commerce. Interested candidates, should review the application and code of conduct. Completed applications will be sent directly to for consideration by the Nominating and Board Development Committee of the board.

Visit High Point Board of Directors Application
Visit High Point Code of Conduct

Voting Members

Ms. Chris Amos

Chris Amos

Tradeshow/Convention Center


I’m proud to say I was born and raised in High Point, I have great passion for our great City and want to work collectively to make High Point strong for my family and future generations.

Mr. Tom Van Dessel

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At Large Chamber of Commerce


I am honored to serve on the board of Visit High Point, and together with my role at HPxD I am excited to help improve High Point’s appeal as a great community to live in and as a year-round destination to visit.

Ms. Brandi Crumley

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County At-Large


A strong sense of community and a commitment to residents, makes a city desirable and I’m proud to say High Point provides this. I’m honored to be a part of this community and look forward to helping with the commitment Visit High Point has established for this wonderful city.

Mr. Dave Nicoletta

Dave Nicoletta

Restaurants Food & Beverage Service 

Past Chair

Visit High Point has done some amazing work over the last several years and I am excited to join its efforts. We find ourselves balancing unprecedented and challenging times with tremendous growth and opportunity in our city.  I look forward to contributing to both the comeback and the continued progress and the realization of High Point as one of North Carolina’s premier destinations.

Ms. Amoy Lindo-Coleman

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Accommodations with more than 100 rooms

Board Member

The idea that to be in the hospitality industry is to have a servant’s heart is something that resonates with me. This has inspired my drive over all these years in hospitality. Being part of the Visit High Point Board has opened another opportunity to serve my community and visitors alike. I am excited to be here.

Mr. Derek Cress

Derek Cress Headshot - people of High Point

Accommodations with fewer than 100 rooms

Board Member

Consistent feedback from community members and businesses is essential to the growth of High point as we continue to grow and reinvest in development throughout the city. I hope that I can be an asset to encouraging growth and community engagement through small business upstart and motivation of young professionals.

Commissioner Carlvena Foster

Carlvena Foster

County Commissioner

Board Member

My work as a board member is to actively engage in and support a flexible, diversified, accessible, effective and well-marketed space to attract, educate, and create an amazing and memorable tourism experience for visitors, while working collaboratively with local stakeholders to increase revenue and promote continued economic growth in High Point.

Mrs. Monica Peters

Monica Peters

City Council

Board Member

I am absolutely delighted to join the Visit High Point Board.  During the last six years that I have served on city council, I have watched this team grow and truly highlight our cities amazing assets!  As our city continues to soar, I’m excited to be part of Visit High Point as the opportunities to offer more amazing experiences continue to unfold!

Ms. Erin Rogers-Barker

Erin Rogers Barker

Arts & Tourism

Board Member

I am honored to serve as the Arts & Tourism leader on the board to further the growth of both in our wonderful city. Making the arts more accessible and reflective of our community invigorates our public spaces and showcases the diversity that make High Point great.

Justin Thompson

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Board Member

Non-Voting Members

Ms. Lyndsey D. Ayers

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High Point University 


It is an honor to serve on the Visit High Point Board of Directors. This board provides key information and updates regarding our city and its growth and I have a strong desire to stay informed. I also look forward to connecting community leaders with High Point University.

Mr. Peter Bishop


High Point EDC


I’m thrilled to be a board member for Visit High Point. Tourism and visitation are critical elements of a community’s economic development. High Point has such great economic momentum, events, sports teams and facilities that are ready to accommodate everyone. Each new visitor represents an opportunity for High Point to create a lasting, positive impression of our City and could become a catalyst for more visits, relocation and potentially a business investment.

Ms. Rachel Collins

Rachel Moss

Business High Point Chamber


This is such an amazing and exciting time for High Point. The revitalization that is occurring is unparalleled and is creating a true destination for individuals and families to visit, work, and live.

Ms. Dorothy Darr

Dorothy Darr

Southwest Renewal 


Tourism is a vital part of High Point’s economy.

Mr. A Doyle Early Jr.

Doyle Early

Chairman Emeritus


Visit High Point will have a pivotal role in promoting and bringing visitors to newly developed events and activities at Truist Stadium, Congdon Yards, and the Nido and Mariana Qubein Children’s Museum, as well as the new HPU Arena and Conference Center.

Mr. Pete Fisch

Pete Fisch

High Point Rockers Baseball


High Point has a wonderful story to tell. Each time we attract a visitor to High Point for whatever reason, we get another chance to tell that story.

Ms. Rebekah McGee

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Forward High Point


Tourism and tourism related investment is a vital part to the City of High Point and downtown High Point. I am honored to be a part of the exciting growth through my work with Visit High Point.

Ms. Tammy Nagem

Tammy Nagem

Market Authority 


High Point Market Authority and Visit High Point are perfect partners in ensuring our city is poised to welcome 75,000 guests from around the globe twice a year for the largest home furnishings tradeshow in the world. I am excited to be a part of the city-wide efforts to recruit and service other events and visitors as we reimagine High Point.

Mr. Lee Tillery

Lee Tillery

High Point Parks & Recreation 


I hope I can assist with partnerships between Visit High Point and High Point Parks and Recreation to enhance tourism utilizing our parks, venues and athletic complexes. This benefits us all and our dedication to working together only makes High Point even more of a destination.

Ms. Melody Burnett

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Visit High Point President


Our work focuses on the transactional and transformational attributes of tourism and destination development. The need for our city to be competitive in the marketplace, is important for continued success.

Staff Non-Voting Members

Ms. Nancy Bowman

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Vice President of Branding

Visit High Point Staff

I love being a witness to the overall growth we are seeing in our city and excited that I can promote new experiences to the outside world as we invite visitors to “make yourself at home.”

Ms. Dana East

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Events Development Manager

Visit High Point Staff

Being apart of the Visit High Point team is an honor and being a vital part of High Point’s growth is an extreme privilege. I am looking forward to creating experiences that our locals can promote and our visitors can enjoy. This is an exciting time for the City of High Point.

Mr. John Paul McLaughlin

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Board Secretary

Visit High Point Staff

I am truly honored to serve as the Secretary of the Board for this dynamic organization, where innovation and collaboration pave the way for new opportunities. It is such a privilege to be part of a team dedicated to creating avenues for growth, fostering positive change, and shaping a future of success. As we navigate challenges and embrace possibilities, I am inspired by the collective commitment to excellence that defines our shared journey.

Visit High Point Board of Directors Application

If you have any questions or concerns please email

By submitting this form, you understand that you are committing to represent your business and professionally represent the Visit High Point Board on a local, regional, state, and national scope.

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