BCTDA Board Members
The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority is a nine-member board appointed by the City, the County and the Chamber.
Seven are voting members with four out of the seven members representing lodging properties.
Two of the members are non-voting, ex-officios from City Council and County Commission.
Current board members are listed below.
Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA)
Mr. Ron Morin, Chairman
The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
County Appointment – Lodging 100+ Rooms
Mr. Bob Patel, Vice-Chairman
Bhuna Corporation/Quality Inn & Suites
1430 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805
City Appointment – Lodging 100+ Rooms
Mr. Doug Bowman
The Red Rocker Inn
136 N. Dougherty Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
County Appointment – Lodging -100 Rooms
Mr. John Ellis
Diana Wortham Theatre
2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
City Appointment – Tourism Related
Mr. Stephen Frabitore
Tupelo Honey Cafe
12 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801
County Appointment – Tourism Related
Mr. Ron Storto
Biltmore Farms, Inc.
PO Box 5355, Asheville, NC 28813
City Appointment – Lodging -100 Rooms
Ms. Paula Wilber
The Biltmore Company
One N. Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
Chamber Appointment – Tourism Related
Asheville City Council Ex-Officio Member
Councilman Gordon Smith
Buncombe County Commission Ex-Officio Member
Commissioner Joe Belcher