New members to provide vital support and leadership as the DSC continues transforming Durham into a championship hub while creating social and economic change through sports
Durham, NC (July 10, 2023) — The Durham Sports Commission’s (DSC) Board of Directors has elected two new members, Angelique Stallings and Ryan Craig. Stallings is the owner and founder of Mocha Mind Agency in Durham, a full-service consulting and communications strategy firm. She also serves as the vice president of community investment with the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce. Craig currently works at Gallagher, one of the world’s largest insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting firms, as a health and welfare consultant and is a member of the Duke Sports Business Conference Alumni Board.
“I first want to thank our outgoing board members, Terrence Holt and Susan Scott, for their six years of service. Their commitment, guidance and passion set a foundation and has created extraordinary momentum for the DSC,” said Marcus Manning, executive director of the DSC. “The future is bright, and our board, made up of dynamic leaders who are visionaries and forward-thinkers will utilize the new three-year strategic blueprint as a playbook to elevate the local Durham sports community and recruit and retain both regional and national sporting events to the Bull City. Both Stallings and Craig have demonstrated their deep-rooted, unwavering dedication to our community. Their contributions will be essential in the continued growth and sustained success of our organization and the broader Durham sports ecosystem.”
Stallings has served the Durham community for 20-plus years in various roles and is passionate about being a conduit between underrepresented populations and the business community. She demonstrates her commitment to civic engagement as a member of the Durham Success Summit Advisory Counsel, Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People and the NC Central University Athletics and Alumni Association. Before her current roles, she worked as a marketing and sales executive at Radio One Raleigh. She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and is an active member of the Durham Alumnae chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family and traveling around the world.
Craig is a graduate of Duke University with degrees in history and psychology. Immediately after college, he worked at WRAL-TV for eight years in various roles, including producer, reporter, videographer, assignment desk editor, video editor, web editor, writer and radio host. He then went on to work in the Athletics Department of his alma mater, primarily focusing on digital strategy, overseeing the website, mobile apps and social media for all 27 varsity sports. During this time, he worked across campus on various projects, including Duke’s Code+, Data+, and Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum programs and also served on the Campus Communicators Steering Committee.
The term for these two new board members began July 1, 2023 and will expire June 30, 2026. Ingrid Wicker McCree, Ed.D., founder and CEO of WM Leadership & Legacy Coaching, LLC, will continue as chair, with Ray Trapp, executive director of NPower North Carolina, replacing Susan Scott, President and executive director of Public Television Major Market Group, as vice-chair. Mitch Moser, higher education consulting director for Huron Consulting Group will continue in his role as secretary/treasurer. Other continuing board members include Dan Hill, former president of the Carolinas Golf Association and former partner of the Orange County Speedway, Bill Kalkhof, retired CEO of Downtown Durham Inc., Jonathon Leach, executive director of administration at NCCU, Umar Muhammad, professor of sport management and faculty athletic representative at St. Augustine’s University and Scott Strickland, assistant general manager – operations at the Durham Bulls Baseball Club.
For more information about the Durham Sports Commission, please visit www.durhamncsports.com.
About Durham Sports Commission
The Durham Sports Commission (DSC) is a collaboration of the City of Durham, the County of Durham, the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce and Discover Durham. The DSC was established in 2016 as a 501(c)(3) with a mission to create economic and social impact by leading the community’s efforts to attract, support, and promote youth, amateur, collegiate, and professional sporting and recreational events and is operated by Discover Durham. The DSC provides leadership for sports-based initiatives and create positive economic impact and quality of life in Durham and the surrounding region. Be sure to follow the DSC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with all sports-related news in Durham, NC, and other announcements.