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Brand USA Appoints Fred Dixon as President & CEO

  • April 3, 2024
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Brand USA Appoints Fred Dixon as President & CEO

Dixon replaces Chris Thompson who was at helm for 12 years

Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, has appointed Fred Dixon as the company’s new President & Chief Executive Officer, effective July 15, 2024.  

Dixon will succeed Christopher L. Thompson, who announced his retirement in July 2023 and held the role of Brand USA’s President & CEO from 2012 to 2024. Thompson will continue to work with the Company through September 30, 2024, as an advisor to facilitate a seamless leadership transition for Brand USA and its partners.

Dixon joins the company with significant experience and a proven leadership track record in the travel industry as the current President and CEO of NYC Tourism + Conventions, New York City’s official destination marketing organization. With more than 30 years in the sector, Dixon is poised to lead Brand USA and bolster its position as a global leader in destination marketing. The Brand USA team is excited about the new perspectives he will bring to drive growth.  

“We are delighted to welcome Fred as Brand USA’s next Chief Executive Officer,” said Todd Davidson, Brand USA Board Chair and CEO of Travel Oregon.

“Fred brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from across the travel and tourism industry and his strategic, visionary and humble leadership proved that he is the right person to take Brand USA and the marketing of the USA’s rich and diverse destinations and experiences to even greater heights. Brand USA’s ability to drive impact with stakeholders and optimize the travel industry’s critical economic contributions to the U.S. economy will prosper under Fred’s leadership.”

Dixon will oversee all of Brand USA’s operations as the company prepares for its next phase of growth as tourism remains strong within the U.S.  

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