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Unapologetic Advocacy: Using Your Voice to Create Change

How can you best advocate for yourself and your community?


Nan Marchand Beauvois, senior vice president, membership and industry relations at the U.S. Travel Association, shares what goes on behind the scenes when advocating for the future of the meetings industry, speaking to the importance of using one's voice.


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This special episode of Dare to Interrupt was recorded during IMEX America 2021 at the Delano Las Vegas, thanks to the generosity and support of MGM Resorts International!


Read on for information about the star of this episode, Nan Marchand Beauvois!



Nan Marchand Beauvois is U.S. Travel Association’s senior vice president of membership and industry relations, overseeing the National Council of State Tourism Directors, the National Council of Attractions and Experiences, the Destinations Council and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition. She is also general manager for U.S. Travel’s Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO).


Prior to joining U.S. Travel, Marchand Beauvois was the executive director of the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, where she worked to brand the city as a year-round business and leisure destination, beyond the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl, in the competitive Los Angeles market. She concurrently led an aggressive sales program for the city’s expanding convention center.

Marchand Beauvois has lent her skills to numerous industry associations throughout her career. She was also a long-term board member of CalTravel, where she served as chair in 2000-01. In 2016 she was recognized by Trending40.com as D.C. Association & Non-Profits Innovators and has been recognized twice as one of Successful Meetings’ 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry, and was inducted into the Smart Woman’s 2020 Hall of Fame.


Marchand Beauvois studied political science/international relations and romance languages at the University of California at Los Angeles. She resides in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband, son and dog, Coco.


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