April L. Harris is an expert in ceremonies, special events, etiquette, and protocol. She is the author of four books including the best sellers Special Events Planning For Success, 3rd edition; Etiquette and Protocol A Guide for Campus Events, 2nd edition; and Academic Ceremonies A Handbook of Traditions and Protocol. Her latest work is Managing An Official Residence A Guide to Best Practice. A popular workshop and conference presenter, she is a journalism/public relations graduate of Bowling Green State University and also earned certificates at The Protocol School of Washington and in Executive Diplomacy from Rice University. She serves as Vice President for Membership in Protocol and Diplomacy International-Protocol Officers Association.