Published on : Wednesday, October 25, 2017
There are not just one, but two new senior vice presidents leading at the top of the U.S. Travel Association.
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.
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow said that Nan and Tori are both unbelievably talented and credentialed persons who bring tremendous potency to their expanded and new roles, respectively.
Tori Barnes brings a recognized effectiveness as an advocacy leader at the highest levels. Nan Marchand Beauvois has done extraordinary vocation growing the programs for destinations and state-based organizations, while adding new responsibilities to her portfolio. U.S. Travel and the industry they represent are very happy to have these two professionals in a leadership capacity on the team.
Tori Barnes joins U.S. Travel from General Motors Company, where she most recently served as Executive Director of Federal Affairs.
Among other issues, Tori Barnes will lead the U.S. Travel government relations team’s efforts to improve the air travel infrastructure and improve connectivity and 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.
The previous experience of Barnes also includes serving as a congressional connection 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.
Marchand Beauvois joined U.S. Travel Association as a senior director of national councils in the month of February 2011. There she serving as executive director of the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau in California.
She has led the staged growth of ESTO, the formation of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition, managed three membership councils. She recently assumed the title direction of the Destination CEO Round tables.