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 firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration by the Nominating and Board Development Committee of the board.
Ms. Jenni Lynch
Arts & Tourism Attractions
We want to position High Point as a destination that visitors will enjoy and that our community will want to promote.
Mr. James E McNeil
Nelson Mandela said, It always seems impossible until it’s done. I always reflect on this statement as High Point continues to overcome obstacles aiming for impactful transformation that will solidify our bright future.
Mr. Jonathan Marquez
Being part of this community and seeing how Visit High Point works tirelessly to showcase our beautiful city of High Point, gives me great joy to be a board member. Putting together a group of individuals from a variety of industries and aspects of life working towards a common goal, which is enhancing our community, is something that many other destinations and citizens wish they had. I am very honored to be a part of this transformational organization and group of amazing people!
Ms. Chris Amos
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. Derek Cress
Accommodations with fewer than 100 rooms
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
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.
Ms. Weldon Morris Hussey
Being a part of the Visit High Point board, I want to bring awareness to young professionals all the opportunities for growth in High Point and how sharing our ideas and hearing our voices can contribute to that growth. The opportunity for development is endless and with that comes visitor interaction, which is a key factor in keeping our city healthy. High Point is well on its way to becoming a lively destination with attractions that will charm visitors of all ages!
Councilman Victor Jones
People visit communities because we have successfully created a great community and we have successfully communicated to the world about it’s greatness.
Mr. Dave Nicoletta
Restaurants Food & Beverage Service
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.
Mr. Patrick Walker
Accommodations with more than 100 rooms
“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist see what he has come to see”. We want to engage “tourists” visiting High Point so that they may become travelers.
Ms. Christi Spangle
Chamber of Commerce
High Point has so many wonderful opportunities for growth now and I am super excited about the newly formed HPxD and the First Tuesday event. This opens the door to our city for designers and retailers to come shop for their clients and stores year round! Now our guests can enjoy visiting High Point at a time that isn’t bustling with market attendees and can visit our restaurants, theaters, shops, museums and other wonderful amenities we now have.
Mr. Cliff Mann
Our destination and development work with Visit High Point is entering a critical and exciting time, as our city significantly expands its’ number of attractions and amenities. Simultaneously, our world-renowned furniture heritage continues to evolve and strengthen, our university continues to garner national acclaim and our local community becomes more engaged and in-tune with our new growth. We are all pulling together to enrich, invest-in and reshape High Point’s future.
Mr. A Doyle Early Jr.
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.
Ms. Lyndsey D. Ayers
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. Patrick Chapin
Business High Point Chamber
There has not been a more exciting time to live in or visit High Point. We are truly going through a renaissance of design, creativity and unique experiences.
Mr. Tom Conley
The High Point Market Authority and Visit High Point are both bullish on our efforts to keep High Point thriving and striving. With High Point Market’s ongoing economic infusion into our city coupled with Visit High Point’s ongoing initiatives, High Point is well positioned to continue its upward momentum
Ms. Dorothy Darr
Tourism is a vital part of High Point’s economy.
Ms. Sandy Dunbeck
High Point EDC
Sharing all the assets of the great City of High Point with visitors is such important work. Visit High Point staff and board members are excellent resources in positioning and promoting High Point 365 days a year.
Mr. 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.
Dr. Mark Harris
Tourism is a continual source of income for High Point, both for public and private income sources. We can improve so much in this great city by bringing people here to see our culture, sports, history, locally made goods, and of course all that comes from being the Furniture Capital of the World! Tourism also helps High Point create jobs specifically in the hotel industry, hospitality industry, service sector, entertainment, sports, and transportation industry. For all of this to happen, we need to show everyone that High Point is a year-round destination and that they should visit and come to know us better!
Mr. 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
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
Director of Sales and Marketing
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.”