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From her roots as the White House Director of Events to her globe-trotting career as an emcee and keynote, Laura Schwartz brings her exuberant spirit and professional-speaking expertise to live events in person and virtual around the world.

Laura keeps an audience engaged while achieving your event’s objectives. She taps into her experience to forge a meaningful connection, whether she’s facilitating an intimate conversation on stage, appearing virtually through your screen or addressing a crowd of 30,000 people.



Laura travels the world and appears virtually emceeing and keynoting conferences and events for leading companies, independent businesses, industry associations, universities and non-profit organizations, motivating people to reach their fullest potential.



Laura is the author of Eat, Drink & Succeed, available globally in several languages in which she shares a message that knows no borders sharing the secrets to building lasting, effective partnerships through the power of networking. For all books sold at your event, Laura donates 100% of proceeds to the scholarship fund or charity of your choice.



Laura’s on-stage charisma shines just as bright on camera, where she is an internationally recognized television commentator and host. She began as an on air contributor to the Fox News Channel, then moved to the CBS Early Show and onto CNN with Larry King Live. Today, she appears regularly on the BBC, China’s CGTV and as a guest host sitting in for Larry King on his program PoliticKING on Ora.TV. From covering presidential campaigns to serving as an authority on domestic and foreign affairs, Laura is an authoritative source and commentator on a wide range of topics.


Laura Schwartz started her career at the White House in January 1993 when she was just 19 years old. After working her way up the ranks, she became Director of Events, producing more than 1,000 White House events for the President, First Lady, world heads of state and international business leaders. That experience on the world stage gave her the know-how to execute events that match the power of your audience.

Former White House director of events Laura Schwartz brought an unrivaled level of enthusiasm, energy and expertise to the role of emcee.
Spice News Australia
Laura’s talent and command of the audience, as well as a well-presented keynote address made the show for all in attendance! I would highly recommend Laura as a keynote and emcee. I am proud to have worked with her and will leverage the fact that I know her in every circle I can!
Kevin Johnston, Director of Events, Collinson Media and Connect Marketplace
My team had nothing but praise for your work and all that you did to make their job easier. Personally, they spoke so highly of your professionalism, communication skills, high energy and very powerful presentation skills. They said you were one of the best we have ever worked with...and since we have about 120 programs each year, that says a lot to me! You are clearly a unique, one-of-a-kind communicator!
John Samford, President Media West Events

Media Recognition and Honors

Widely recognized for her civic, philanthropic and professional leadership, Laura Schwartz is humbled to have won numerous awards and accolades both at home and abroad.

  • One of the top 7 professional speakers in the US by Successful Meetings Magazine
  • One of the Best Keynote Speakers by Meetings and Conventions Magazine
  • A contributing writer in Fast Company
  • One of the 100 most influential women in Chicago by Today's Chicago Women
  • Featured in Glamour, Marie Claire, and Elle Magazine
  • One of Chicago's 5 most Bold and Beautiful named by Chicago Magazine
  • Internationally featured in SME Advisor, The European CEO, The National of Dubai, The New Zealand Herald, and The Financial Times
  • An Industry leader with features in The Meeting Professional Magazine, Smart Meetings, Live Magazine, Evento, Crain's Chicago Business, The Oxford Journal and more

Engage the dynamic team at Laura Schwartz Live for your next event!

For information on services and fees, contact Ashley Brooks.