Nancy R. Mitchell is an established protocol and etiquette consultant and advisor with more than 25 years of experience in the field. Currently, she is an adjunct faculty member at The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., where she developed and teaches protocol courses in the School of Business and Public Management's Event Management Certificate Program, as well as at Stratford University, Falls Church, Va. She serves as protocol and special events consultant to the Library of Congress, the world's largest library and cultural center, where she was director of special events and protocol for more than two decades.
In her former position at the Library of Congress, Ms. Mitchell and her staff were responsible for planning and managing more than 400 events each year. She coordinated the institution's major special events, visits of heads of state and other foreign dignitaries, fundraising galas, conferences and meetings. As the Library's chief protocol advisor, she served as liaison to the White House, the U.S Department of State, Congress, the Supreme Court and other government agencies, embassies, academia and corporations.
Ms. Mitchell owns, manages and is principal instructor for The Etiquette Advocate, a firm providing etiquette and protocol training and consulting to corporations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, embassies, universities, the travel and hospitality industry and individuals. She is quoted on matters of etiquette and protocol by CNN, ABC Nightline, Martha Stewart Living Radio, The New York Times , The Washington Post , the Washington Business Journal , the Associated Press and Washingtonian magazine, has been featured on ABC Good Morning America, Fox News and National Public Radio, and is an etiquette columnist for Experience.com, etiquette consultant to Engaged! magazine, and technical editor of Wedding Etiquette for Dummies (Wiley, 2010). She is co-owner and founding partner of the firm, Protocol Partners-Washington Center for Protocol and is a member of the Protocol and Diplomacy International Protocol Officers Association.