Paula Stephenson, Executive Director

 A Beaufort County native, Paula Stephenson joined the Washington Tourism Development Authority in January 2009. Holding a B.A. in English, she has over 24 years of experience in marketing, advertising, and business development. 

Paula is passionate about the Washington area and is a member of Alternative Stage and First Baptist Church of Washington.

Paula resides in Washington with her brilliant autistic teenage son, Rocky, and her hound dog Parcell.

Charlotte Stubbs, Civic Center Event & Venue Manager

Charlotte Stubbs joined our team as our newest Event and Venue Manager at the Civic Center in June of 2022.

Charlotte comes to the City of Washington from the Town of Leland where she oversaw the rentals and marketing for the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department. Prior to the Town of Leland, she worked alongside service members on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base as the Recreation Program Director for the 4th Support Squadron. 

A native of Wilmington, NC., Charlotte graduated from East Carolina University with a Master’s Degree in Recreation Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Park Management.

In her free time, she enjoys recreating outside and attending East Carolina athletic events with her husband, Jason.