Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy announced that Keiko Matsudo Orrall is the new executive director of the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism.

As MOTT’s new executive director, Orrall will build on the Baker-Polito Administration’s first term accomplishments, which include expanding MOTT’s international presence and increasing visitation from 27.5 million to nearly 29 million visitors. Prior to joining the administration, Orrall served in the Legislature for four terms as a Representative for the 12th Bristol district.

About Keiko Matsudo Orrall

Keiko Matsudo Orrall served four terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the first Asian American woman to be elected to the chamber, where she worked to build bipartisan relationships and solve problems for her constituents. As a State Representative, she most recently served on the Joint Committees on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, Labor and Workforce Development, and Export Development, sponsoring legislation which highlighted the potential for the tourism industry, and engaging with various trade organizations and stakeholders. Orrall has been involved in a wide range of tourism issues, including advocating for the state’s cranberry growers and agricultural sector, participating in the planning for the Plymouth 400 commemoration, and engaging with the Consul Generals of Boston. A graduate of Smith College, she was a member of the Pay Equity Commission, was active on the Massachusetts Caucus for Women Legislators, and currently serves on the UMass Center for Women and Public Policy Advisory Board.