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Nan Marchand Beauvois, Senior Vice President of National Councils and General Manager, ESTO U.S. Travel AssociationNan Marchand Beauvois

Senior Vice President

of National Councils and General Manager, ESTO

U.S. Travel Association

Nan Marchand Beauvois is the U.S. Travel Association’s senior vice president of national councils, overseeing the National Council of State Tourism Directors, the Experience Network, 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.  LinkedIn Profile


Derreck Kayongo Founder Global Soap ProjectDerreck Kayongo

Founder

Global Soap Project

Derreck is the founder of the Global Soap Project: a humanitarian aid organization that collects discarded and unused soap from thousands of hotels worldwide, reprocesses it, then distributes it to in-need populations around the world. The project was born from his simple observation about how much soap is available in hotels, and how much is thrown away when hotel rooms are turned. This observation turned into a simple yet innovative idea that is now battling global health issues in 90 countries. Hygiene-related diseases, and the resulting deaths, have dissipated in many at-risk communities, thanks in part to Derreck’s creative problem solving. LinkedIn Profile

Reston Herndon Meeting Planners (RHMP) 

APEX Meetings is the managing agent for RHMP

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