Professional Speaker, Author of Eat, Drink & Succeed
Laura Schwartz, the White House Director of Events for the Clinton Administration, created and executed more than 1,000 White House events including State arrival ceremonies and dinners, America’s Millennium Celebration, NATO’s 50th Anniversary, the Concert of the Century and many others. While producing the President’s events on the world stage, Laura demonstrated the ability to inspire a nation and the world through powerful events.
She arrived at the White House at just 19 years old with no political connections and volunteered answering phones in the press office. Proving her value immediately, Laura climbed her way up the ranks as a Staff Assistant, the Midwest Press Secretary, the Director of Television, and ultimately, the White House Director of Events. Following the Administration, Laura traveled the world with Former President Clinton for his Foundation and Global Initiative.
Laura appears regularly as an international television commentator speaking about political campaigns, leadership, networking, domestic and foreign affairs, pop culture and special events. Laura appears internationally as well offering a smart American perspective on a myriad of issues and events at home and around the world. Laura’s non-partisan commentary is well respected both domestically and internationally.
Laura has been speaking professionally since 2001 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. She travels extensively both domestically and internationally to work with Fortune’s Top 50 and 500 companies, independent businesses, industry associations, universities and nonprofit organizations, motivating people from all over the world to EAT, DRINK & SUCCEED!