Keynote Speaker Luncheon

Laura Schwartz

Thousands of Americans wanted to tell President Clinton what to do everyday, Laura Schwartz did.

Laura Schwartz, a former Special Assistant to the President and The White House Director of Events for the Clinton Administration, created and executed more than 1000 White House events including 12 State arrival ceremonies and dinners, America’s Millennium Celebration and NATO’s 50th Anniversary. While producing the President’s events on the world stage, leaving no room for error, Ms. Schwartz demonstrated the Presidency’s ability to inspire a nation and the world through powerful events. As an eight-year veteran of the Administration, prior to being named The Director of Events in 1997, Ms. Schwartz served as The White House Director of Television and The Midwest Press Secretary for The President. Following the Administration, Laura traveled the world with Former President Clinton for his Foundation and Global Initiative. In 2004, Laura served as a Senior Advisor to John Kerry for the Kerry-Edwards Presidential Campaign.

Today, Ms. Schwartz shares her unique perspective on politics and leadership on the CBS Early Show domestically and internationally on Good Morning London (GMTV) on ITN throughout the UK, the BBC World News and Sir David Frost’s “Frost Over The World” broadcast to 120 million viewers on Al Jazeera English. Prior to joining CBS, Laura was the Political Analyst on the Fox News Channel 2004-2007 and was the Special Correspondent to Larry King Live and CNN for the presidential primaries 2007-2008. Laura has also appeared on MSNBC and the PBS acclaimed Lehrer NewsHour, Sirius, XM Satellite Radio and 2UE Sydney. Ms. Schwartz has been a featured expert in the New York Times and USA Today. 

Ms. Schwartz is well known to corporations, industry associations, service and professional organizations and educational institutions for her lecture and individual coaching series: “Discussing Politics with Power: A Briefing on Politics and the Current State of Affairs”™ and promotes a politically responsible message to students as she presents her program, “The Power of Your Political Voice,” at universities around the country. In the Fall of 2007, Ms. Schwartz was honored by the American University, Washington DC with their “Leadership in Education” award. In January 2009, Laura was invited to and debated at the prestigious Oxford Union in England on the Foreign Policy Legacy of Former President Bush.

Additionally, Ms. Schwartz has created, White House Strategies, an event, media, political and message consultancy. Serving corporations, industry associations, cultural institutions, service organizations, political figures, and aspiring entrepreneurs, Ms. Schwartz uses her unique experiences and strategies to generate ideas to develop and deliver her client’s objectives through business, social, media and industry events and creative and targeted messaging.

Ms. Schwartz also offers a lecture series and individual coaching combined with a positive and motivational message. Ms. Schwartz’s most popular seminar, “The Networking Power of Social Events,©” also the title of Ms. Schwartz’s upcoming networking book, explores professional and non-professional social scenes and the overlooked opportunities to land an incredible job, meet a mate, increase your client base, professional and personal profitability and success. Ms. Schwartz takes this same message to the readers of the acclaimed Chicago magazine Today’s Chicago Woman in her series titled “Eat, Drink and Get Mary a Job!”

Ms. Schwartz is based in Chicago where she operates White House Strategies and travels extensively both domestically and internationally for speaking engagement and with her clients, empowering them to unleash their limits by recognizing and embracing their highest personal and professional potential.

WHITE HOUSE STRATEGIES is located in Chicago, Illinois.  For more information about the company, clients, current projects and seminars or to contact Laura or any of its staff, please email Ashley Brooks at

You can also read more about Laura by going to her web page at