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Empowering audiences with her impressive background
Categories: MCs & Hosts
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
As Director of Events for the Clinton Administration, Laura Schwartz created and executed more than 1,000 White House events including State arrival ceremonies and dinners, America’s Millennium Celebration and NATO’s 50th Anniversary.
Laura demonstrated the ability to inspire a nation and the world through powerful productions while producing the President’s events on the world stage
Arriving at the White House, with no political connections, at just 19 years of age commencing as a volunteer answering phones in the press office, Schwartz was able to immediately prove her value. Laura climbed her way up the ranks to Staff Assistant, the Midwest Press Secretary, Director of Television, and ultimately, the White House Director of Events. Following the administration, Laura travelled the world with Former President Clinton for the Global Initiative.
As a speaker, Laura has been taking her empowering presentations to stages across the world since 2001 and is well known for her dynamic keynotes and as a mistress of ceremonies for multi-day conferences and events. Whether addressing an intimate gathering of 30 or a crowd of 30,000, Laura captivates audiences with her positive energy, expertise and enthusiasm. Laura has received high marks for her work as emcee for many prominent corporations including Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Mercedes Benz, Cathay Pacific, HSBC, BlackRock, Pacific Life, MACY’S, Hilton Worldwide, Oprah Winfrey Network, Hyatt, PepsiCo, Coldwell Banker, Asembia Pharmaceutical and more.
In her book 'Eat, Drink & Succeed!', Laura shares the secrets to building powerful, effective partnerships in our companies, communities and beyond, adding colour with personal anecdotes from her life and her years in the White House. Through her acclaimed speaking series, she presents those same details on stages, in boardrooms, classrooms and ballrooms around the world empowering, motivating and inspiring each audience to Eat, Drink & Succeed!
Laura’s nonpartisan commentary is well-respected both domestically and internationally. She is a regular guest host on 'Larry King’s Politicking' and is an international television commentator speaking about leadership, networking and world events. She was the on-air political contributor for Fox News Channel from 2004 to 2007, covered the 2008 presidential campaign for “The CBS Early Show” on CBS, a regular on Sir David Frost’s “Frost Over the World,” and the special correspondent to “Larry King Live” at CNN for the 2008 Presidential Elections. Today, Laura appears on the “BBC World News,” China’s CCTV and the BBC.
Schwartz is widely recognized for her civic, philanthropic and professional leadership and is humbled to have won numerous awards and accolades. In 2015, Laura was the first American woman to be featured as the cover story of The UAE’s leading entrepreneurial magazine and appeared as a featured contributing writer to Fast Company magazine. She has been recognized by various magazines; named one of the Best Keynote Speakers by Meetings and Conventions magazine, as well as by Successful Meetings magazine.