Preparing to Take Your Place at the Table

Past in-person event

Preparing to Take Your Place at the Table

Beth Newburger has built and sold nine different companies, with a board started at each one.  This type of experience brings with it vast knowledge on the ins-and-outs of what boards are looking for.  At this event, we will gain insight on what to do to get a seat at the table, including:

  • Building your board resume
  • Networking your way to a corporate seat
  • What are you willing to commit – or not!




Beth Newburger

Date & Time

April 7, 2014
5:30 PM ET


Venable LLP at 575 7th Street NW in Washington, DC

Registration for this event is now closed.

About the Speaker

Beth Newburger

President & CEO of Epoch Communications

Ms. Newburger is an entrepreneur who has started and sold several businesses.  She is currently President and CEO, Epoch Communications, a Washington, DC. Marketing/Public Relations Company serving the national preservation community.

Beth is known in preservation circles for her work at Director of Communications for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Prior to joining the National Trust, she was appointed by President William J. Clinton to co-chair the President’s Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History.  She was also appointed by the President to serve as Vice Chair of the bi-partisan Congressional Women’s Progress Commission.  She served in both Clinton Administrations first as Outreach Coordinator for the White House Office of Women’s Initiatives and Outreach and then as Associate Administrator of Public Affairs and Marketing for the General Services Administration.

Before entering public service, Beth was the founder and CEO of Corabi International Telemetrics, Inc., the company that invented and marketed the patented telepathology process that allows physicians to render a diagnosis from a remote location.  During her years as Corabi CEO, she was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to serve on the NASA Space Commercialization Commission.  She was also the Founder-President of Owlcat/Digital Research, Inc., the company that developed the first computer-based test preparation products for the SATs.

Ms. Newburger has also served at Publisher of the Washington Woman Magazine, Chairman/CEO of the healthcare marketing/communications firm, Health Street, Inc., first Marketing Manager of the Washington Post, Director of Advertising for the New Republic Magazine, and co-founder of the media rep firm, the Leadership Network.

In addition to her professional career, Ms. Newburger is immediate past Chairman and currently a trustee of the National Children’s Museum, Chair of the Board of Arena Stage, and serves on the Boards of  the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers at George Washington University, the President’s Council of Cornell Women, the Jewish Women’s Archive, ApolloPacs,  and the Boat Owners Association of the United States.

Ms. Newburger has received the National Children’s Museum Lifetime Achievement Award, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Silver Anvil Award, the PRSA Regional Toth Award, Vice President Gore’s Hammer Award, the GSA Commendable Service Award, the University of Maryland Ergonomics Design Award and the Washington Service Guild Woman of the Year award.  She lists her 7 children and 20 grandchildren as her greatest award.

The Schenectady, N.Y. native and Cornell University Graduate is married to Richard Schwartz, Founder and Chairman of BoatUS, a Berkshire Hathaway Company.  She is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.


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