Todd Davidson was appointed Executive Director of the Oregon Tourism Commission effective June 3, 1996. He was named Chief Executive Officer on September 9, 2004. Achievements of the Travel Oregon team during Davidson’s tenure: establishing a dedicated funding source, launching niche-oriented websites, publications and advertising, establishing sustainable tourism initiatives, strengthening the base of international markets, and tourism in Oregon becoming an $9.2 billion industry in Oregon, employing over 91,000 Oregonians. In December 2010, the Secretary of Commerce appointed Davidson to the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, and in January 2011 was appointed as Chair of the board. Davidson also serves on the U.S Travel Association, the National Council of State Tourism Directors and the Western States Tourism Policy Council. In August 2006 he was named the State Tourism Director of the Year by the U.S. Travel Association. From 1994 until his appointment, he served as the International Program Manager for the Commission and was the Executive Director of the Albany Visitors Association from 1988-1994.