Dr. Gene Bierbaum PRPProfessional Registered Parliamentarian National Association of Parliamentarians
Eugene Bierbaum received his PhD in communications from the University of Missouri in 1965. He served as a Professor of Communication Studies at the State University of New York College at Cortland for 25 years, chaired the Department of Communication Studies for five years, and was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus in 1992.
A Professional Registered Parliamentarian who has held membership in NAP since 1974, Dr. Bierbaum chaired the Registration Examiners Committee during 1991-1993 and served on the Education Committee during 1993-1995. He has been a workshop presenter at many NAP conferences. In 1999, he chaired a joint committee of NAP and AIP (American Institute of Parliamentarians) which drafted the Code of Ethics for Parliamentarians adopted by both organizations in 2001. He currently serves as president of the Florida State Association of Parliamentarians.
Dr. Bierbaum is a past president of the American Institute of Parliamentarians and holds AIP’s highest membership classification, Certified Professional Parliamentarian. Widely recognized for his expertise in teaching parliamentary procedure, he has organized and taught many AIP practicums throughout the U.S.
Dr. Bierbaum utilizes his communication studies background as well as his parliamentary expertise to assist organizations in accomplishing their work as fairly and efficiently as possible. He has helped many presiding officers get through meetings that could be potentially damaging to the organization if not handled correctly.
His clients have included such prestigious organizations as the Association of Junior Leagues International, the National Association of Music Clubs, the New York State Nurses Association, the Military Order of the Purple Heart Foundation, the Civil Service Employees Association, and many others.