New River Community and Technical College
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Todd was the Deputy Director for the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and oversaw all federal and state-funded community development programs. In 2010, he was appointed as the first Executive Director of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation. The Foundation is tasked to facilitate the future development of a creative economy in Southwest Virginia. Todd has worked extensively in the communities of Southwest Virginia to transform their downtowns into cultural centers and to restructure their economies through entrepreneurial development and a focus on their quality of life. He also played a founding role in the development of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, and was an integral part in the development of ‘Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network. He is currently involved in the organization of a similar initiative for outdoor recreation in Southwest Virginia, entitled Appalachia Spring.