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North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film, and Sports Development
Lynn Minges is Executive Director of the North Carolina Department of Commerce's, Division of Tourism, Film, and Sports Development. In this role, she provides leadership and strategic direction for the state's tourism, film, sports, and wine industries.
Lynn serves on the board of directors of the Travel Industry Association and is an active member of the National Council of State Travel Directors where she has chaired and served on numerous committees. She is a past chair and executive committee member of Travel South USA, and is a member of the board of directors of Southeast Tourism Society. She also serves on the Business Advisory Council of the John A. Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University.
Under her leadership, the division has been recognized with numerous national and international awards for marketing excellence. Lynn was recently recognized by Triangle Business Journal with their "Outstanding Women in Business Award."
Lynn is a graduate of Peace College and North Carolina State University and has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience.