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Nancy Sylvester

Certified Professional Parliamentarian

Nancy Sylvester is a Certified Professional Parliamentarian (CPP) and Certified Professional Teacher of Parliamentary Procedure (CPP-T) through the American Institute of Parliamentarians as well as a Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP) through the National Association of Parliamentarians. She has served as the Parliamentarian for the National Association of Parliamentarians multiple times, thus serving as the parliamentarians’ parliamentarian.

Nancy is the author of the books The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Robert’s Rules and The Guerrilla’s Guide to Robert’s Rules as well as handbooks on parliamentary procedure and effective meetings. Nancy has also been published multiple times in both the Parliamentary Journal and the National Parliamentarian.  

Nancy is a Professor Emeritus of Speech at Rock Valley College with a Masters Degree in Communications from the University of Michigan and a Bachelors' degree in Communications from Indiana State University. She is the 1999 Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce Athena Award Winner and the 2001 Alta Hulett Award for the Professions recipient.