About Randolph County Tourism Development Authority

Randolph County Tourism Development Authority

The Randolph County Tourism Development Authority is a public authority governed by the terms of special legislation granted by the N.C. General Assembly on July 28, 1997, as House Bill 337, An Act to Authorize Randolph County to Levy a Room Occupancy and Tourism Development Tax under the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act. The current occupancy tax rate is set at five percent. 

Board of Directors

Authority Board members, appointed by the Randolph County Board of Commissioners in accordance with House Bill 337, act as voting members of the Board with full authority and responsibility to determine policies, procedures, and regulations for the operation of the Authority in accordance with the N.C. Guidelines for Occupancy Tax Uniform Provisions; monitor the Authority's financial health, programs, and overall performance; and provide the Chief Executive Officer with resources to meet the needs of the Annual Destination Marketing Plan & Program of Work.

Seat 1 - Marianne Rowe, Daly Seven Hotels, representing the hotel/motel industry Seat 6 - David Caughron, Chairman, Hospice of Randolph, representing the Randleman Chamber
Seat 2 - Luke Hollingsworth, Holly Ridge Golf Links, representing the Archdale-Trinity Chamber Seat 7 - Rebecca Petty Moffitt, Vice-Chair, Petty Family Foundation & Attractions, representing the tourism industry-at-large
Seat 3 - Barbara Gallimore, The Flying Pig Food & Spirits, representing the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber Seat 8 - Shawn Patel, BAPS Hospitality, representing the hotel/motel industry
Seat 4 - Diane Villa, representing the North Carolina Zoo Seat 9 - Ross Holt, Randolph County Public Library, representing Randolph County Government
Seat 5 - Leslie Brown, Liberty Showcase Theater, representing the Liberty Chamber  

TDA Board of Directors

Pictured left to right: Barbara Gallimore, Ross Holt, Shawn Patel, Rebecca Petty Moffitt, Diane Villa,
David Caughron, Leslie Brown, Luke Hollingsworth; not pictured, Marianne Rowe | Emails to members of the Board are routed through the Clerk to the Board - click HERE

2019 Board of Directors Meetings

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Commissioners Meeting Room, 1909 Randolph County Courthouse, 145 Worth St, Asheboro 2:00 PM Jan2019 Min_Jan2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019* *Executive Committee Only / HNCVB, 145-B Worth St, Asheboro 2:00 PM    
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Commissioners Meeting Room, 1909 Randolph County Courthouse, 145 Worth St, Asheboro 2:00 PM Mar2019 Min_Mar2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Commissioners Meeting Room, 1909 Randolph County Courthouse, 145 Worth St, Asheboro 2:00 PM Apr2019 Min_Apr2019
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Randleman Civic Center, 122 Commerce Square, Randleman 2:00 PM May2019 Min_May2019
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Asheboro/Randolph Chamber, 137 S Fayetteville St, Asheboro 2:00 PM Jun2019 Min_Jun2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Randolph County EDC, 176 N Fayetteville St, Asheboro 2:00 PM  Aug2019 Min_Aug2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 TBD 2:00 PM Sep2019 Min_Sep2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 TBD 2:00 PM Oct2019 Min_Oct2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019* TBD 2:00 PM  Nov2019 Min_Nov2019 
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Pinewood Country Club, 147 Pinewood Rd, Asheboro

Lunch: 12:00 PM
Meeting: 2:00 PM



Leadership Team

Tammy O'Kelley, Executive Director




Tammy O'Kelley, Chief Executive Officer




O: (336) 626-0364




M: (336) 465-0637




Email - click HERE

Amber Scarlett




Amber Scarlett, Director of Tourism




O: (336) 626-0364, ext 202




M: (336) 465-6981




Email - click HERE

Amber Skeen, Clerk to the Board




Amber M. (Amber Renee) Skeen, Director of Office Administration




O: (336) 626-0364, ext 204




M: (336) 465-1590




Email - click HERE

Myra Hoover




Myra Hoover, Director of Visitor Services & Information




O: (336) 873-7213




M: (336) 465-2388




Email - click HERE

Collaboration Team

Kenny Kidd, Liaison to the Board of County Commissioners Clerk: (333) 318-6301 Email - click HERE
Suzanne Dale, Authority Finance Officer O: (336) 318-6617 Email - click HERE
L. McKay Whatley, Authority General Counsel O: (336) 318-1484 Email - click HERE
Susan Dosier, DK Communications Group O: (704) 933-7481 Email - click HERE 
Richard Schoenberger, Manor House Graphics O: (336) 908-1315 Email - click HERE
Mike Southard, Triad Hosting, Inc O: (336) 497-1932 Email - click HERE

The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Randolph County Tourism Development Authority representing Archdale, Asheboro, Franklinville, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman, Seagrove, Staley, and Trinity. | Located in the 1909 Randolph County Courthouse, 145-B Worth St, Asheboro, North Carolina. | Toll-Free Phone: (800) 626-2672 | Open Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

LuLane Long, Tourism Services Coordinator O: (336) 626-0364, ext 201 Email - click HERE
Sarah Testerman, Tourism Marketing Coordinator O: (336) 626-0364, ext 206 M: (336) 465-9566 Email - click HERE
Cathy Ratley, Office Administration Coordinator O: (336) 626-0364, ext 204 Email - click HERE

The Interstate 73/74 Visitor Centers are staffed and operated by the Randolph County Tourism Development Authority in cooperation with the NC Department of Transportation and are located one mile south of Seagrove on both North and Southbound lanes. For more information on the I-73/74 Visitor Centers, including location and staffing, go to this link: VISITOR CENTERS