WASHINGTON, DC (January 11, 2023) – Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, today announced the newly appointed and reappointed directors who will comprise its 2023 board of directors. Todd Davidson, chief executive officer of Travel Oregon, will serve as board chair. Davidson was first appointed to the board of directors in 2020, and most recently served as vice chair.
“Brand USA’s work to help the industry navigate recovery in the face of the many variables at play around the world is vital to a successful 2023,” said Davidson. “I welcome the insights of Stephanie Young, Tim Mapes, and Allen Orr and I’m grateful the board will continue to benefit from Don Moore’s institutional knowledge and experience. I’m humbled by the board’s trust in me to serve as chair and I look forward to collaborating with them and the entire Brand USA team under Chris Thompson’s leadership, to drive recovery.”
“I’m thrilled to know Todd will serve as board chair in 2023,” said Thompson. “It’s important for Brand USA’s chair to have both experience in board leadership and in-depth industry knowledge, and Todd checks all the boxes. I also welcome to the Brand USA family Stephanie Young, Tim Mapes, and Allen Orr and I’m also grateful to welcome Don Moore back for another term. Given the work before us during continued global uncertainty, I know Brand USA will benefit from their individual and collective expertise.”
The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the U.S. Secretary of State and the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, appoints the 11-member board according to specific sectors of the travel and tourism industry. These senior executives work together to provide invaluable expertise and ultimately help guide Brand USA’s mission and operations. Each director can be appointed for a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms.