Awards and Honors

The “SPIRIT OF DIPLOMACY” AWARD

Established in 2003, this award is presented for extraordinary service of distinction at the national level or international level to the field of protocol and excellence in the diplomatic arena or in person’s area of jurisdiction. This award is given for merit and not automatically given each year.

The ANN BEARD BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Established in 2007, this award is presented in recognition of extraordinary service to PDI-POA to include the completion of a major project taking months and/or years of service beyond required responsibilities. This award is given for merit and not automatically given each year.

“SPIRIT OF DIPLOMACY” AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Natalie_Jones_PDIPOA_2014_Award

2014

Natalie Jones
Deputy Chief of Protocol
United States of America

 

2013 “SPIRIT OF DIPLOMACY” AWARD RECIPIENTS: Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall - Chief of Protocol, United States

2013

Capricia Penavic Marshall
Ambassador, Chief of Protocol
United States of America


2012 “SPIRIT OF DIPLOMACY” AWARD RECIPIENTS: Marsha Hamilton - Manager of the Office of International Protocol, State of Mississippi.

2012

Marsha Hamilton
Manager of the Office of International Protocol
State of Mississippi, USA


2011 “SPIRIT OF DIPLOMACY” AWARD RECIPIENTS: Ms. Margaret Huber - Chief of Protocol, Canada

2011

Margaret Huber
Chief of Protocol,
Canada
L to R: Chris Young, Mary Mel French, Margaret Huber)
Photo credit: Kenneth Hodges


2010

Mary Mel French
Ambassador, Chief of Protocol, United States Department of State (1997-2001)

Lance Ito
Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court, USA

Diane Jacobus
Port of Long Beach, California, USA

Diane E. Watson
U.S. Congressional Representative, California 33rd District, and
United States Ambassador to Micronesia (1999-2001)

2009

none presented

2008

Nancy Brinker
Ambassador, Chief of Protocol, United States Department of State

2007

none presented

2006

none presented

2005

Selwa Roosevelt
Ambassador, Chief of Protocol, United States Department of State (1982-1989)

Diane Brown
Deputy Director of Protocol, Office of the Secretary of Defense and Founding Board member

Beverley Cathcart, QSM, JP
Executive Officer, Functions and Protocol, New Zealand Parliament

Richard Gookin
Former Assistant Chief of Protocol, United States Department of State

Tom Groppel
Ceremonies and Special Events Director, United States Army Military District of Washington

April Guice
Protocol Officer, Ceremonials Division, Office of Protocol, United States Department of State

Kathleen Ryan
Chief of Protocol, United States Air Force and Founding Board member

2004

Charles Swindells
Ambassador, United States Ambassador to New Zealand

Mary Bosrock
Author, Put Your Best Foot Forward book series

Lanie Denslow
Vice President, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles and author of business protocol books

Robert Frye
Founding Honorary Advisory Board member, former Chief of Protocol for the Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq

Sonia Garza-Monarchi
Vice President, PDI-POA

Donna Moloney
Secretary, PDI-POA, Founding Board member

2003

Donald Ensenat
Ambassador, Chief of Protocol,United States Department of State

Ginger Barnard
Vice President, PDI-POA, Founding Board member

Ann Beard
Founding President of PDI-POA

Lawrence Dunham
Associate Chief of Protocol, United States Department of State


THE ANN BEARD BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS:

(in 2009 this award was renamed in honor of the organization’s founder)

2016

Lanie Denslow
World Wise Intercultural Training & Resources, California, USA

2015

Chris Young
Executive Director CIFAL Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, USA

2014

Harlan Lee
Harlan Lee & Associates, Vienna, Virginia, USA

 

2013 ANN BEARD BOARD OF DIRECTORS' ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT: Daniel L. Darnell - Las Vegas, Nevada

2013

Daniel L. Darnell
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


2012

Roderic O. Ballance
KBR Global Strategies, Riverside, California, USA

2011

Sonia Garza-Monarchi
Garza Protocol Associates, LLC, Houston, Texas, USA

2010

Elizabeth Branson
International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce

2009

Ginger Barnard
Former Deputy Chief of Protocol, County of Los Angeles, Playa del Rey, California, USA

2008

Donna Moloney
Advisor for Governmental Initiatives, Alltech, Inc.

2007

Kathleen D. Ryan
Founding Board member

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