About Us/Who We Are

Marci Lash is an international thought leader and authority in the etiquette, professionalism and protocol industries. She is the founder and Chief Etiquette Officer of Contemporary Etiquette Institute, a social and business etiquette consulting firm.

Internationally recognized for her expertise, Marci’s experience includes hosting events at the White House, managing a G8 Conference dining event on behalf of Vice President Al Gore and pertinent international dignitaries, and coordinating black tie functions for a variety of organizations including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the American Heart Association, the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor Symphony,

Prior to starting her company in 2006, Marci served as a relationship marketing expert for Microsoft Corporation, where she handled C-level executive events. She also spent many years at the Detroit Institute of Arts where she handled all media relations, and advised museum personnel on the nuances of dealing with celebrities and other VIPs.
With more than 20 years of experience in the public relations and marketing industry, Marci has been an international marketing advisor with government entities, coordinated special events for the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) and the Entertainment Industry Council in Hollywood.

Marci holds a Master of Arts in Advertising and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She is formally certified in Multilateralism and International Protocol by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, and as an etiquette consultant through The Etiquette Institute in St. Louis, Missouri.