Juniper tree overlooking the Deschutes by Mia Sheppard

Office of the CEO

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Todd Davidson

Chief Executive Officer


• Leads relationship with Governor, Legislature, Tourism Commission and state agencies
• Leads relationship with national tourism policy and strategy, administration and Congress
• Oversees agency strategic direction and performance
• Oversees agency administration, resource allocation, vision and culture

Favorite Oregon Activity: Fly fishing any number of incredible spots in Oregon

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Kevin Wright

Vice President, Brand Stewardship


• Applies systemic and strategic thinking to develop and execute the market awareness strategy, management of departmental and organizational operations, and delivery of branding, advertising, promotion, and sales outcomes to support Travel Oregon’s mission.
• Manages staffing/talent, priorities, outcomes, and budgets, and serves as a liaison with industry organizations to provide counsel to local communities and businesses to elevate the awareness of Oregon as a travel destination.

Favorite Oregon Activity: Swinging for Oregon Steel

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Petra Hackworth

Vice President, Insights & Impact


• Plans and oversees travel trade strategic plan, including industry education on travel trade and strategy for participation in sales-oriented shows
• Oversees collaboration with external partners and internal teams to set international traditional and social media strategies
• Represents Travel Oregon in international partnerships, on trade missions and to international media

Favorite Oregon Activity: Spending time at the coast and wine tasting

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Sarah Watson

Commission and Executive Administrative Manager


• Key liaison to the Oregon Tourism Commission, the Governor’s office, agency heads, legislators, congressional offices, national industry and policy-making offices, and other state travel offices and corporate contacts
• Manages Commission meetings and commissioner engagement

Favorite Oregon Activity: Golfing the state's fabulous courses with scenic views of mountains or the coast