Sharon Schweitzer joined the WJF Institute in 1997 as an Instructor for the Client Development and Relationship Management course.  Ms. Schwetizer earned her undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University and she completed an international pre-law study program at the University of Oxford.  Ms. Schweitzer attended South Texas College of Law on an Advocacy Scholarship and received her J.D. in 1989.  She is member of the Order of the Barristers.  

Ms. Schweitzer is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).  Ms Schweitzer is also a Trained Mediator, and certified as an International Protocol and Coroporate Etiquette Consultant and a Protocol Officer by the Protocol School of Washington.  Ms. Schweitzer began her legal career with a small Austin law firm, served four years as an Assistant Attorney General during which one of her most notable accomplishments was the successful resolution of the Texas Adopt-a-Highway litigation against the Ku Klux Klan.  Ms. Schweitzer served as Legal Counsel for Employee Relations and ADA Coordinator for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.  Ms. Schweitzer was also a labor and employment law attorney with a large Dallas based law firm.  Currently, Ms. Schweitzer is the founder and President of the Protocol & Etiquette Academy, LLC.

Ms. Schweitzer has authored articles and provided training in the US and abroad for numerous organizations, including Charles University in Prague, the International Association of Corporation Administrators, the State Bar of Texas, and University of Texas.  Ms. Schweitzer currently serves on the President’s Advisory Board of The Ohio State University, and the Texas Women Lawyer’s Board of Directors.   Ms. Schweitzer is a Lifetime Fellow of both the Austin Bar Association and the Texas Bar Foundation.   In addition, she is a graduate of Leadership Austin.