Sarah Schaffer is the vice president of communications at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, bringing to the position more than 20 years of experience in marketing, publishing, public relations, and digital strategy.
Previously Sarah was Visit Baltimore’s Chief Marketing Officer. Her work in Baltimore focused on evolving and repositioning the independent city’s brand and amplifying its reputation internationally as a creative and entrepreneurial community on the rise. Prior to her work in the destination marketing space, she founded a content studio for a nationally known creative agency and led projects for Rockefeller Center, Hilton and other large brands. Sarah previously led marketing and communications at The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, and served as president and publisher of Capitol File magazine.
Sarah holds a master’s degree from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, and was awarded the 2004 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, known in press circles as the Pulitzer for coverage of social justice and underrepresented communities. Schaffer is a U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman Sponsor, a former member of the White House Correspondents Association and National Press Club, and previously served on the Board of Directors for Sasha Bruce Youthwork and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.