Mrs. Jocelyn Brannon serves as Director of The Palmetto School of Protocol, a division of her professional services firm, CHARM Communications, LLC. Mrs. Brannon has a long history of teaching and conducting manners instruction workshops with youth and initially began implementing these programs while enrolled as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia and working part-time 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 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. Mrs. Brannon is certified Childrens' Etiquette Consultant by the renowned American School of Protocol and has taught youth on both the North American and African continents. Mrs. Brannon has worked in corporate sales with Philip Morris, USA and has held various positions in the broadcasting and cable industry, including serving as a video journalist with CNN. She has over fifteen years of experience working with youth, schools, school districts, and after school programs. As Director of Special Projects for the National Community Education Association, Mrs. Brannon has coordinated and conducted meetings, briefings, luncheons and formal dining occasions where invited guests included members of Congress and high ranking political appointees, including former South Carolina Governor and U. S. Department of Education Secretary, The Honorable Richard Riley. Mrs. Brannon has coordinated trainings for Community Education professionals on how to effectively interact and communicate with elected officials and congressional staffers. In this capacity, she has had numerous opportunities for interaction with America’s Congressmen and Congresswomen. Mrs. Brannon is comfortable working side by side with dignitaries, politicians and celebrities. Her experiences both personally and professionally have provided years of opportunities to excel at social poise and grace.
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Mrs. Brannon earned an undergraduate degree 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 Department of Public Administration and Policy.
Mrs. Brannon is recently returned to the United States after living for several years in Africa and Europe. She is married to an amazing man and the mother of teenaged boy/girl Twins.