Mrs. Jocelyn Walters-Brannon serves as Director of The Palmetto School of Protocol, a division of CHARM Communications, LLC. She earned an undergraduate degree in Telecommunication Arts from the University of Georgia’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs.
Mrs. Brannon has worked in corporate sales with Philip Morris, USA, SAP implementation projects with RWD and has held various positions in the broadcasting and cable industry, including CNN. She has over thirty years of experience working with youth and adults, colleges and universities, public education professionals, the business and civic community. Additionally, Mrs. Brannon has served on the board for various organizations including Columbia Children’s Theatre, Trustus Theatre, Vibrations Dance Company, Girls Incorporated of Greater Columbia, and is a founding member of the First Book-Columbia Advisory Board. She is also a member of the United Nations Diplomatic and International Spouse Association.
Mrs. Brannon has a long history of conducting manners and business protocol workshops and initially began implementing youth development programming as an undergraduate working with the Athens, Georgia Boys and Girls Clubs. Her experiences as an “Army Brat” have provided her with endless opportunities to participate in social settings where military protocol was required. These experiences were continued as the wife of a U.S. Marine Corps Field Grade Officer stationed at The Pentagon where she was involved in functions that included the participation of the Vice President of the United States, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, and other senior Administration officials.
As Director of Special Projects for the National Community Education Association, Mrs. Brannon coordinated and conducted meetings, briefings, luncheons, and formal dining occasions where invited guests included members of Congress and high-ranking political appointees, and international executives. Mrs. Brannon has lived in East Africa and Europe. Her experiences living abroad and visiting capital cities across the globe offer a unique perspective to her trainings on international corporate etiquette and being comfortable working side by side with dignitaries, politicians, international executives, and professionals around the globe. Mrs. Brannon is certified by the renowned American School of Protocol.