Our Team

Pamela S. Eyring

Pamela S. Eyring

President

United States of America

Saeed Al Salkhadi

Saeed Al Salkhadi

Vice President and Managing Director – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region

United States of America

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Saeed Al Salkhadi

Vice President and Managing Director – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region

Saeed Al Salkhadi joined PSOW in 2011 and is responsible for expanding the school’s outreach regionally and for positioning the school at the forefront of the training industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. He is responsible for developing a strategic plan to advance the school's mission and objectives and to promote academic partnerships with educational institutions and government offices. Saeed holds a Master of Business Administration in international marketing from the American University in Dubai, a Master of Science in engineering management, and a Bachelor of Engineering in electrical and electronics engineering. He is a graduate of the Protocol School of Washington’s Intercultural Etiquette and Protocol Trainer program.

Crystl Zimmer

Crystl Zimmer

Director of Operations

United States of America

Samar Naim

Samar Naim

Director of Operations – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region

United Arab Emirates

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Samar Naim

Director of Operations – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region

Samar’s professional relationship with PSOW began in 2008 when she played an integral role in the initiation and development of the first-ever international protocol training held in Dubai, UAE. She officially joined the PSOW team in 2017 serving as the administration and relationship manager of the school’s regional Middle East and North Africa (MENA) office in Dubai. She is also a training manager for in-person classes and online/virtual courses. She is known for her eye for detail and her passion for creating long-lasting client relations and streamlining the student learning experience. Along with her 10+ years of experience in Dubai government protocol, Samar has a Master of Quality Management, a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and advertising, and a diploma in integrated marketing communications. She is also a licensed advanced professional coach and a graduate of The Protocol School of Washington’s Intercultural Etiquette and Protocol Trainer program.

Kathryn King

Kathryn King

Client Relations Manager

United States of America

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Kathryn King

Client Relations Manager

Kathryn (Kat) King is responsible for business development and client relations. She works closely with the Director of Client Relations and Marketing to create strategic plans that support the school’s growth. She is inspired by cultivating collaborative partnerships and uncovering opportunities in unexpected places. She consults with adult students seeking to continue their education and supports them in their careers as protocol and etiquette professionals. Kat’s intention is to reach more people by sharing the mission of PSOW and demonstrating why protocol and etiquette matter now more than ever. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Florida.

Tiffanie DeVarso

Tiffanie DeVarso

Instructional Design and Training Development Manager

United States of America

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Tiffanie DeVarso

Instructional Design and Training Development Manager

As Instructional Design and Training Development Manager, Tiffanie DeVarso is dedicated to delivering the highest value in-person and online training experience for The Protocol School of Washington participants. She enjoys solving the complex challenges of the current learning environment, especially when it comes to digital technologies and content delivery. Tiffanie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Berea College, a Master of Business Administration from Southern Wesleyan University, and a Master of Human Resource development from Clemson University along with 6 years of military experience and 10 years in adult education roles.

Lynn Williams

Lynn Williams

Client Relations Specialist

United States of America

Maryam Adra

Maryam Adra

Administration Officer – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region

United Arab Emirates

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Maryam Adra

Administration Officer – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region

Maryam Adra is a highly skilled Administrative Officer with expertise in managing administrative tasks and supporting organizational operations. She excels in coordinating schedules, meetings, correspondence, and data entry, as well as maintaining and updating mailing and contact lists on relevant school platforms. With her friendly and approachable nature, Maryam builds positive working relationships. Her degree in English Literature enhances her exceptional communication skills, while her diverse experience in retail, training, marketing, and education further enriches her skill set. With her engaging personality and passion for the industry, Maryam is prepared to make a significant impact at the Protocol School of Washington.

Sabra Magestro

Sabra Magestro

Operations Assistant

United States of America

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Sabra Magestro

Operations Assistant

Sabra Magestro is a highly experienced Operations/Administrative Specialist with expertise in effectively partnering with teams to support and produce high-quality work through communication and problem-solving skills. Sabra is a dedicated and focused administrative professional with 25+ years of experience in both small organizations and large, global corporations. Sabra specializes in event coordination and paying attention to details while remaining adaptive to changing business needs. Sabra strives to maintain a positive environment, encourage strong relationships and be a reliable partner to the team and clients at The Protocol School of Washington.

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