Staff Profiles

Our Team of Experts


Leslie Jett

Leslie Jett, CEC, is a resident instructor in the University of Missouri-Columbia Hotel and Restaurant Management program, which he joined in 2003. He serves as the program's Executive Chef and Operations Coordinator, overseeing the school's lab-related and foodservice programs. Jett earn... Read more


Dorthea Johnson

Dorothea Johnson is Founder and Chair of The Protocol School of Washington®. She has presented etiquette and protocol seminars and briefings to more than 50,000 individuals worldwide. Clients representing business, government, education, and entertainment have been counseled privately and in gr... Read more


Frances Kochan

Frances K. Kochan is the former Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology at Auburn University. Dr. Kochan has served as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and director/superintende... Read more


Nicole Krakora

President, Krakora Collaborative, Inc.

Nicole L. Krakora is a nationally recognized leader in the events and protocol industries with more than two decades of experience in both the private and public sectors. Since 1988, Nicole has produced and/or advanced numerous events involving heads of state, world leaders, high-level U.S. and... Read more


Susan Reynolds

Susan J. Reynolds is the Executive Director-Programs for the Progressive Agriculture Foundation, a non-profit foundation that manages and funds the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day ™ program. This award winning program provides training, resources, and support to help local communities conduct ... Read more


Peter Shedd

Peter Shedd is a Professor of Legal Studies in the Terry College of Business. He received both an undergraduate (BBA in 1974) and law (JD in 1977) degrees from the University of Georgia. After graduating from law school, Peter clerked for Anthony Alaimo, who was then the Chief Judge of the United... Read more


Earl Suttle

Dr. Earl Suttle is Founder and Chairman of Leadership Success International, LLC, an international training and consulting company based in Atlanta, GA, that specializes in working with businesses and organizations to increase their profits and productivity through developing their people. ... Read more


Gloria Ricks

Gloria Ricks Taylor is a consultant to the Hearst Management Institute, a higher education program for key executives, developed in conjunction with Northwestern University Media Management Center. She has held various positions with the Hearst Corporation as Chair of Corporate Communication, Vic... Read more


Michele Borba

Michele Borba, Ed.D., is an internationally renowned educator and award-winning author who is recognized for her practical, solution-based strategies to strengthen child's behavior, self-esteem, character, and social development, and to build strong families. A sought-after motivational speaker, ... Read more


Pamela Eyring

Pamela Eyring is Director of The Protocol School of Washington®, the leader in protocol and etiquette services. Armed with more than two decades of operational protocol and educational development, Ms. Eyring brings in-depth knowledge and skill to the protocol and etiquette industry. Formerly the... Read more

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