Area of Expertise : Business Etiquette | Networking | Business Skills | Dining Etiquette
Mantra : Do what you love to do and success will come.
Educational Background : Lifelong Learner with 4.0 GPA in courses at Capitol University; Wright State University and Sinclair Community College
Past Experience : Proud graduate of The Protocol School of Washington since 1994! I spent 23 years at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, formally holding positions as Chief of Protocol for Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command and Executive Development Program Manager in Education and Training for Headquarters Personnel. I left the Air Force in 2005 to purchase The Protocol School of Washington from our Founder and my mentor, Ms. Dorothea Johnson.
Affiliated with :
•Protocol and Diplomacy - Protocol Officers Association
•PYXERA Global Board Member
•Enterprising Women (EW) Board of Advisors
•Women Presidents Organization (WPO) SC Chapter
•Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
•Women in Defense (WID)
•Armed Forces Electronics and Communications Association (AFCEA)
•Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
•Association for Talent Development (ATD)
•Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU)
•Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce in SC
•US Women's Chamber of Commerce
•Society for Government Meeting Planners (SGMP)
Something Fun about Yourself : I love the 1980's and wish big hair was still in fashion! I like to sing 80's songs in the car with my teenage children, worship the sun on our boat eating fried chicken and boiled peanuts, watch my crazy hound dog swim, shopping (with coupons or during sales) and being polite to strangers.
Pamela Eyring is the president and owner of The Protocol School of Washington, the nation’s first and only accredited school focusing on international protocol, business etiquette and communication skills training. With more than three decades of public and private sector experience in operational protocol and educational development, Pamela has an extensive knowledge of US and international practices and is a global thought leader in the etiquette and protocol industry.
After acquiring the PSOW from Founder Dorothea Johnson in 2005, Pamela soon expanded the school’s operations internationally with course work in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Trinidad & Tobago, and the Republic of Turkey. As interest in global protocol and cultural awareness continued to grow, Pamela made a permanent overseas expansion in 2012, opening a Middle East and Gulf Region office in Dubai, UAE. In both the US and Dubai offices, the PSOW’s curriculum focuses on building professional relationships through cultural understanding, communication and respect.
Prior to her work at PSOW, Pamela was Chief of Protocol at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, (the first civilian to hold the position), where she planned and directed military, government, international and civic ceremonies, conferences, special events and presidential visits. In both her military and professional work, she has worked with heads of state, four-star general officers, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, leaders in academia, and entrepreneurs from around the globe.
Because of her expertise in cross cultural communication, international protocol and etiquette, Pamela was named as the Washington Business Journal’s first monthly Biz Etiquette columnist and she currently writes the Modern Business Etiquette column for international news agency Reuters. She is also regularly featured as a protocol and etiquette expert in major national and international print and digital outlets that include The Wall Street Journal; The New York Times; The Washington Post; Associated Press; Forbes.com; Entrepreneur.com; Inc.com; The Federal Times; The Gulf News; and Real Simple magazine. In addition, Pamela is regularly featured on national and regional radio and TV outlets including the Today Show; CNN; FOX-TV; AARP-TV, and ABC Radio Network.
Pamela is a member of the Women Presidents Organization; Protocol and Diplomacy International – Protocol Officers Association; the Association for Talent Development; Women Impacting Public Policy; Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities; Society of Government Meeting Professionals; International Public Management Association – Human Resources, and Meeting Professionals International and a PYXERA Global board member. In 2013, Pamela was named Enterprising Women of the Year from Enterprising Women Magazine as a female entrepreneur who has demonstrated a fast-growth business, actively supports other female entrepreneurs and stands out as an international leader.