Associate Lanie Denslow is a leading author, popular speaker and trusted advisor on how culture shapes business practices and business protocol around the world. She is known for using humor and candor to help others grasp the complexity of today’s global business environment.
Lanie is co-author of Working with Americans and author of World Wise: What to Know Before You Go (Bloomsbury) both internationally recognized for their practical insights regarding how culture influences business.
She has conducted seminars for global business leaders and organizations in the US, China, Germany, Russia and England. Her clients include the Port of Los Angeles, the Rand Corporation, U.S. Department of Commerce (Germany), UK Trade & Investment, Asia-Pacific USA Chamber of Commerce (China), International Visitors Council of Los Angeles (Russia), British American Business (London), Otsuka America Inc., Peterbilt Corporation, Trade Commission of Australia, Arent Fox LLP, Tucker Ellis LLP, and Hoge-Fenton Jones and Appel.
Lanie also served as the Director of International Affairs for The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). She was responsible for developing and managing study abroad and exchange programs and creating special training programs for international clients. She is the immediate Past President of Protocol & Diplomacy International, a global organization of protocol professionals. Lanie’s work in the area of international trade and diplomacy has been recognized by multiple organizations. She received the Spirit of Diplomacy award from Protocol and Diplomacy International - The Protocol Officers Association and the Special Recognition Award for outstanding contributions to the world trade community from the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.
Lanie is a graduate of the Protocol School of Washington, holds a BSc degree from Antioch University, a Masters of International Business and MBA from Pepperdine University. She is based in Silicon Valley in California.