Director of The International Protocol Institute of California
Marie Betts-Johnson is the Founder and Director of the International Protocol Institute of California®. Her goal is to expand the sphere of global diplomacy utilizing the power of protocol and crosscultural intelligence.
Originally from Ireland, Ms. Betts-Johnson has over twenty years’ experience in delivering best protocol practices to clients ranging from Chiefs of Protocol from the United States and the Middle Eastern governments to ambassadorial level representatives of the United Nations Her role as Director of International Relations Office on behalf of the World Trade Center San Diego, California required her experience in the complexities of hosting royalty, ambassadors, clients and delegations.
She had the great honor of serving two years on the Staff of the Late King Hussein and Queen Noor for Jordan, where she had the opportunity to interact with dignitaries and royalty from all over the world.
Ms. Betts-Johnson was further chosen to act as Protocol Coordinator for the Washington Diplomatic Corps during their visit to San Diego, California.
Marie, your seminar was the highlight of the Induction Program for our U.N. Resident Coordinators. Their job to fulfill the U.N. Mandates at Post will be challenging in and of itself. But, your excellent training program will definitely assist them in understanding, the cultural, diplomatic and social aspects when dealing with dignitaries and citizens of their host country. Thank you again for an excellent program.”
J. OlweyaUN Development Operations Office, New York.
I am extremely impressed with the level of professionalism, enthusiasm, and energy that Marie Betts-Johnson brings to the World Trade Center. She went above and beyond to assist with the visit of His Royal Highness Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan. Her expertise in international protocol is reflected in every goal she accomplished for our firm. Her dynamic, yet efficient, promotion of international trade makes the World Trade Center’s services truly invaluable
J. I.Esq. Stephens & Isaacs, Attorneys at Law