The U.S. Travel Association has hired Tori Barnes to the new position of Senior Vice President, Government Relations; and promoted Nan Marchand Beauvois from Vice President to Senior Vice President, National Councils and General Manager, ESTO.
“Nan and Tori are both incredibly talented and credentialed individuals who bring tremendous potency to their expanded and new roles, respectively,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. “Tori brings a demonstrated effectiveness as an advocacy leader at the highest levels. Nan has done phenomenal work growing our programs for destinations and state-based organizations, while adding new responsibilities to her portfolio. U.S. Travel and the industry we represent are very fortunate to have these two professionals in a leadership capacity on our team.”
Barnes joins U.S. Travel from General Motors Company, where she most recently served as Executive Director of Federal Affairs. Among other issues, Barnes will lead the U.S. Travel government relations team’s efforts to upgrade the nation’s air travel infrastructure and improve connectivity, promote common-sense policies that effectively balance security and travel facilitation, and protect Open Skies aviation agreements.
Barnes joined GM in 2003, and manages a portfolio that includes taxes, trade, fuel economy, transportation, health care issues and political operations. Barnes’ previous experience also includes serving as a congressional liaison for the Republican National Committee and as Director of Fundraising and Events for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s National Capital Chapter.
Barnes is on the board of the Congressional Women’s Softball Game (CWSG) and coaches the Members of Congress team, which plays an annual game against women in the press to raise money and awareness for the Young Survival Coalition, an organization that works with young women facing breast cancer.
Barnes graduated from George Mason University and also attended Miami University of Ohio.
Nan Marchand Beauvois
Marchand Beauvois joined U.S. Travel as a senior director of national councils in February 2011 after serving as executive director of the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau in California. She has led the dramatic growth of ESTO, the formation of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition, managed three membership councils and recently assumed direction of the Destination CEO Roundtables.
She has lent her skills to industry associations and has served as a member of U.S. Travel's IPW Planning Committee, the California Travel & Tourism Commission International Marketing Advisory Committee, the National Tour Association Marketing Committee and the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board Marketing Committee. She was also a long-term board member of CalTravel, where she served as chair in 2000-01, and was recently recognized as one of the Five Perennial Female Leaders in the Meetings Industry by Meetings and Conventions magazine.
Marchand Beauvois studied political science/international relations and romance languages at the University of California at Los Angeles.
U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry. Travelers in the United States are estimated to spend $1.1 trillion in 2022 (still 10% below 2019 levels). U.S. Travel advocates for policies to accelerate an even recovery across the travel industry and restore economic and job growth for this essential contributor to our nation’s success. Visit ustravel.org for information and recovery-related data.