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Gary R. Biggs is a veteran protocol officer with over 27 years of experience advising senior officials on a wide range of protocol issues including foreign and domestic visitor programs, conferences, special events and ceremonies. His expertise includes policy development, staff management, program design and execution, funding and team coordination. He is a founding partner of Protocol Partners-Washington Center for Protocol. Additionally since 2003, Biggs has been an adjunct faculty member in the Event Management Certificate Program at The George Washington University School of Business in Washington, D.C., and at Stratford University, Falls Church, Virginia.

Robert (Bob) Leitzel, a founding partner of Protocol Partners – Washington Center for Protocol.,  is a seasoned protocol expert with over 25 years experience in protocol operations and training matters. His extensive experience includes a unique blend of protocol operations and protocol training.   This includes consulting, planning, coordinating and directing programs for international delegations, federal, state, and local government officials, military organizations, corporate organizations, and high-profile professional sports and entertainment personalities.

During his six years as the Director, Carey Worldwide Meetings & Events, Carey International, Inc., Leitzel led a team of event managers in planning and coordinating high-profile programs for government, Fortune 500 corporations, and major world-class sporting events  for the National Football League (NFL), the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the PGA TOUR

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Nancy R. Mitchell is an established protocol and etiquette consultant and advisor with more than 25 years of experience in the field. Currently, she is an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University, where she developed and teaches protocol courses in the Event Management Certificate Program, School of Business and Public Management, and at Stratford University, Falls Church, VA. She serves also as protocol and special events consultant to the Library of Congress, the world’s largest library and cultural center.

For 23 years, Mitchell was Director of Special Events and Public Programs at the Library of Congress where she oversaw the planning and coordination over 400 events each year.

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