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About Us

Southern Delaware Tourism is the destination marketing organization (DMO) for Sussex County, Delaware and operates as a 501(c)6 non-profit busniess. Funding for the DMO is derived from the State of Delaware's Public Accomodations Tax.

Our Vision

By collaborating with community stakeholders, SDT will position Sussex County, Delaware to thrive as a premier travel destination.

Our Mission

To support and encourage the identification, development, and promotion of sustainable, year-round tourism in Southern Delaware that contributed to economic growth and improves the quality of life.

Board of Directors

Bethany-Fenwick Area:

Lauren Weaver, Executive Director, Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce

Alison Schuch, Fells Point Surf Co.

Kristin Lang-Miller, Forever Media Inc.

Delaware Tourism Office:

Jessica Welch, Delaware Tourism Office Director

Greater Georgetown:

Linda Price, Director of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce

Scott Anthony, Money Mailer of Delaware

Fred Thompson, General Manager of Hampton Inn Rehoboth Beach


Betsy Reamer, Executive Director, Lewes Chamber of Commerce

Maggie Lingo, The Beacon Motel

Greater Milford:

Jo Schmeiser, Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford

Morgan Edgar, Hospitality & Tourism DECA Advisor

Patrick Ruhl, Manager of Dupont Nature Center


Anne Angel, Executive Director of the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce

Mike Dunmyer, US Wind


Karen Falk, Executive Director of the Milton Chamber of Commerce

Kevin Thompson, Edward Jones

Bonnie Hall, Nanticoke Indian Association. SDT Past Chairperson

Rehoboth Beach:

Carol Everhart, President & CEO, Rehoboth Beach - Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce

Drew DiFonzo, Vice President of Operations, TKO Hospitality

Benjamin Gray, Chief Operating Officer, Mercantile Processing, Inc., Past SDT Chairperson

Sussex County Government:

Bill Pfaff, Sussex County Economic Development Director

Western Sussex:

Terry Carson, Executive Director, Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce 

Matthew Parker, Lincoln Financial Advisors, Current SDT Chairperson

Kevin Evans, Evans Farms

SDT Accountant:

Fred Mast, Jefferson, Urian, Doane & Sterner

SDT Staff:

Scott Thomas, Executive Director

Tina Coleman, Communications Manager

Lana O'Hollaren, Marketing Manager

Christopher Cazares, Marketing Specialist

SDT Mailing Address:

Southern Delaware Tourism

P.O. Box 240

Georgetown, DE 19947

SDT Shipping/Physical Address:

Southern Delaware Tourism

827 East Market St.

Georgetown, DE 19947

Board Committee Rosters


Drew DiFonzo (Chair)

Bonnie Hall

Lauren Weaver

Matt Parker

Ben Gray

Carol Everhart

Terry Carson

Morgan Edgar

Anne Angel


Morgan Edgar (Chair)

Bonnie Hall

Matt Parker

Maggie Lingo

Ben Gray

Drew DiFonzo

Kristin Miller


Bonnie Hall

Matt Parker

Ben Gray

Bill Pfaff

Fred Mast

Mike Dunmyer

Lauren Weaver


Matt Parker (Chair)

Lauren Weaver

Fred Mast

Terry Carson

Kevin Thompson

Patrick Ruhl


Bonnie Hall (Chair)

Jo Schmeiser

Linda Price

Carol Everhart

Maggie Lingo

Kristin Miller

Karen Falk

Jessica Welch

Scott Anthony

Alison Schuch

Policies & Procedures

Ben Gray (Chair)

Bonnie Hall

Matt Parker

Betsy Reamer

Carol Everhart

Lauren Weaver

Alison Schuch

View our most recent Annual Report at this link.