Laura Schwartz

Professional Emcee | Author of Eat, Drink & Succeed | Television Commentator

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Laura’s story is impressive. She got her start as the youngest female presidential appointee in history, as the White House Director of Events for Bill Clinton. She authored a book that has helped people all over the world learn how to “Eat, Drink and Succeed”; And, thanks to her professional emcee and keynote work, in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, was named one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the Global Event Industry.” She is seen weekly on screens as the American Contributor to Australia’s number one morning show, “Today.”

Laura has been taking her empowering presentations to stages and virtually through screens 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, a crowd of 30,000 or virtually connecting audiences throughout the world, 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, Hyundai, Uber, Verizon, Mercedes Benz, AT&T, Cathay Pacific, HSBC, BlackRock, MACY’S, Hilton, Hyatt, the Oprah Winfrey Network, NBC Universal, PepsiCo,, Coldwell Banker, Berkshire Hathaway, Asembia Pharmaceutical, Gilead, Regeneron, Raytheon, Boeing, Neilson IQ, and many more.

Laura has been a prominent face on television around the world since 2001, covering 6 presidential elections, 2 royal weddings and more. She got her start as a contract contributor for Fox News Channel before moving to CNN and CBS. Today, she is an on-contract, on-air regular contributor on Australia’s #1 Morning Show “Today” and appears on ITV London. In 2021, along with her cast from ITV News, was awarded the International Drum Award for Podcast of the Year. She is an authoritative source and commentator on a wide range of topics, including the American presidency, domestic and foreign affairs, women in business and philanthropy.

In “Eat, Drink & Succeed!” Laura shares the secrets to building powerful, effective partnerships where we least expect it – in our companies, communities and beyond. Drawing from personal anecdotes from people across the world, as well as her life and White House years, Laura reveals how to harness the networking power of social events. Laura donates 100 percent of proceeds from books sold at engagements to a nonprofit of the client’s choice.

Laura Schwartz, as the White House Director of Events for the Clinton Administration, worked one-on-one with the President, the First Lady, World Heads of State and international business leaders as she created and executed more than 1,000 White House events, including State arrival ceremonies and dinners, America’s Millennium Celebration, the UN Millennium Summit and NATO’s 50th Anniversary. While producing the President’s events on the world stage, Laura demonstrated the ability to inspire a nation and the world through powerful productions. At just 19 years old, and the youngest female Presidential Appointee in history, she arrived at the White House, with no political connections, and began her climb 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 travelled the world with Former President Clinton for the Global Initiative.

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