Ambassador Capricia Marshall Former U.S. Chief of Protocol

Capricia Penavic Marshall serves as Ambassador-in-Residence at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. She is President of Global Engagement Strategies, which advises international public and private clients on issues relating to the nexus of business and politics. From 2009 to 2013, she was Chief of Protocol of the United States, bearing the rank of Ambassador and setting the stage for diplomacy at the highest levels. From 1997 to 2001, Marshall served as Deputy Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary.

Marshall’s book on cultural diplomacy will soon be published by Harper Collins division Echo, advising readers on the use of protocol as a tool for leveraging influence. Marshall currently serves on the Case Western University International Advisory Board, The Blair House Restoration Fund and The Council of American Ambassadors. She earned degrees from Purdue University and Case Western Reserve University School of Law.