Jonnie Fox Flanagan was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana where she enjoyed exquisite dining at famous and fabulous restaurants such as Brennans, Arnauds, Commander’s Palace, Emeril’s and the original Ruth’s Chris Steak House during her 35 years in the South.
Before moving to San Diego, California in 1991, her professional background included advertising and media relations in radio, television and print, Corporate Sales Manager for the New Orleans Saenger Performing Arts Theatre and Executive Assistant with the NBA’s New Orleans Jazz pro basketball team.
As a professional singer, from 1991 to 2010, Jonnie owned a successful DJ/Karaoke business, Jonnie Fox Rocks, providing vocal and musical entertainment for hotels, weddings, military retirement parties, and other special events.
In 2010, Ms. Flanagan founded The Magnolia School of Etiquette and Protocol to offer social, business, and fine dining etiquette to students ages 6 to adult. Classes and sessions include private consultation to brides, professionals, individuals, and group sessions for children, university etiquette dinners, and corporate conferences.
Ms. Flanagan is a graduate of the prestigious American School of Protocol in Atlanta, GA. where she completed the Train the Trainer Program for certification as a professional etiquette consultant.
Jonnie Fox Flanagan, IAPC Ambassador of Civility
International Association of Protocol Consultants® and Officers
Affiliations, Awards, and Merits:
Member -Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce
Board Advisor – Women’s Peer Connection
Faculty Member – School for the Service Arts
Certified Children’s Etiquette Consultant -American School of Protocol
Professional Savvy Series/Professional Table Manners – Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette, Inc.
~A note from Jonnie:
I truly love “all things etiquette”, whether it is respecting the U.S. Flag Code and properly honoring our country’s flag, attending a theatrical performance, dining in elegance, or simply holding a door for someone.
Growing up in the south, I was inspired by the traditional Southern hospitality, social graces, and art of fine dining that permeates the uniquely historic and festive “City of New Orleans“.
In developing and creating the business model for The Magnolia School of Etiquette and Protocol, it was important to me that I offer something unique, educational, creative, and enjoyable for my clients and students. I focus on quality presentation and I like to go far beyond what my clients and students expect. Strong organizational skills, competitive spirit, and a versatile program keep me focused on excellence.
Our classes are limited in order to communicate effectively with each individual student in an environment conducive to the subjects I teach.
To meet most school’s requirements, Jonnie is also Live Scan fingerprinted, TB Negative, and CPR/First Aid trained.