Shirley M. Dawson

Shirley M. Dawson is the Chairperson and
CEO of the International Protocol Academy
Incorporated®. Ms. Dawson is a nativeof

North Carolina. Ms. Dawson received

practical training from direct interaction with
experts in the protocol/hospitality profession
such as a former Chief of Protocol at Wright-
Patterson Air Force Base, a former Deputy
Director of Protocol for the Office of the
Secretary of Defense, and from her father, a
retired colonel who served as the former Chief
of Protocol for Langley Air Force Base. Her social
graces, attitude and professional demeanor were
well-established at an early age.