St. Norbert College alumna Laura Schwartz joins iOme panel of judges

From St. Norbert College, September 11, 2009
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Laura Schwartz, principal at White House Strategies, has agreed to be a Blue Ribbon panel judge for the iOme Challenge, according to St. Norbert College professor of Economics, Kevin Quinn.

Schwartz served as The White House Director of Events for the Clinton Administration. She traveled the world with president Clinton for his foundation post-presidency, and served as a senior advisor to Senator John Kerry on his presidential campaign.

Schwartz joined the CBS Early Show in August of 2008 but started her television career at the Fox News Channel in 2004 where she served as their political analyst, joining CNN in the fall of 2007 to cover the primaries Larry King Live before moving to CBS. Prior to her work in television, Laura served eight years in the Clinton Administration where she was named a Special Assistant to the President and The White House Director of Events. Prior to being named The Director of Events in 1997, Laura served as The White House Director of Television and The Midwest Press Secretary for The President.

In addition to Laura's appearances domestically on the CBS Early Show, Laura appears internationally on the BBC, Good Morning London and with Sir David Frost on "Frost Over the World." Laura's lecture series has garnered wide acclaim from Universities, Fortune 50 and 500 corporations and Non-Profit Service Organizations.

iOme challenges U.S. college students to come up with a better retirement system -- one that will be ready when they retire in 40 years; a system that will benefit all working people. The winning team earns $16,000 + plus a trip to Washington D.C. to present their idea to policymakers during the week of the State of the Union address. President Obama is expected to address the retirement challenge during his State of the Union speech.

The iOme Challenge is seeking entries from students at any college, community college, technical college and university. Intent to submit (http://iomechallenge.org/?page_id=220) deadline is Thursday, October 15.

For more information, go to http://www.iOmeChallenge.org.