Diane Brown

Diane Brown

Senior Master Trainer

Area of Expertise : Precedence | Seating Strategies | Flags | Ceremonies | VIP Visits | Security | Invitations | Military Customs and Courtesies | International Protocol

Mantra : It's amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. - Harry S Truman | You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. - John Wooden

Educational Background : Bachelor of Science degree from Wayland Baptist

Past Experience : Diane served as Deputy Director of Protocol for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Affiliated with : A member of Association for Talent Development (ATD), Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP), and Protocol and Diplomacy International - Protocol Officers Association (PDI-POA).

Something Fun about Yourself : I live in a house with royalty, my puppy thinks she is a princess...and she's right! You never know what hidden treasure one will find at a flea market or thrift store.

More about Diane

Diane Brown is a recognized pioneer in the protocol training arena. She presents protocol educational seminars and briefings to Fortune 500 companies, military professionals, government executives and academia. Diane managed high-profile events and coordinated key projects in partnership with The White House, United States Department of State, and The Pentagon. Diane served as Deputy Director of Protocol for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Notable events included the nationally televised Memorial Service attended by more than 20,000 guests to honor the Pentagon victims of September 11th tragedy, the Pentagon Memorial Dedication and the State Funeral of President Reagan and President Ford.

She was responsible for training the new Iraq government Protocol Officers in Amman, Jordan and has supported training programs in Trinidad, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. She is a founding board member and an active member of Protocol and Diplomacy International – Protocol Officers Association (PDI) and a member of the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and the Society of Government Meeting Planners (SGMP). She is trained and licensed by The Protocol School of Washington and a graduate of George Washington University’s Event Management certificate program. A multiple award winner, Ms. Brown received the PDI-POA Spirit of Diplomacy Award in August 2005. 

In 2014, Diane was presented with the International Protocol Leadership Excellence Award by The Protocol School of Washington.

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