Virginia Edwards

As a national etiquette coach, consultant, and public speaker, Virginia Edwards works with private clients, universities, government agencies, and businesses across all industries to eliminate barriers to their success. Using customized professional development programs, Ms. Edwards' goal is to entertain while educating.  She has published articles in numerous business journals and has appeared as an etiquette expert on various news programs.   

Ms. Edwards' broad experience in varied industries provides the real world knowledge of the interpersonal skills critical to success in the local and international markets.  Prior to starting her own consulting business, Ms. Edwards served as Special Staff Assistant to the Under Secretary for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs.  Additionally, she held positions in sales, manufacturing, hospitality, finance and non-profit organizations.  Ms. Edwards’ international and interpersonal skills afforded her the selection as General Manager, Norway House, the only country house open to the general public during the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games.  

Eckerd College

Florida Gulf Coast University
Louisiana State University
Loyola University New Orleans
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Rutgers University
Saint Leo University
Southeastern University
Tulane University
University of California
University of Kansas
University of Miami
University of South Florida
University of Tampa

A. G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
State Farm Insurance Agency
SunTrust Bank, Corporate Management Development
SunTrust Bank, Gulf Coast

Conference Speaker:

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SoACE)
The Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO)
Houston Area Consortium of Career Centers

Department of Agriculture
Department of the Treasury: Internal Revenue Service
Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Air Force

The Ritz-Carlton
Hotel Indigo
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
American Business Women’s Association
Florida Engineering Society
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International
International Association for Human Resource Management
Society of Women Engineers