Author

Bill Schubart

Bill Schubart has lived with his family in Vermont since 1947. He writes about Vermont in fiction, humor and opinion pieces.

Bill Schubart is the author of several books:

The Lamoille Stories - 978-0-9897121-0-1 Magic Hill Press  - 2008

Fat People  – 978-0-615-39751-1  Magic Hill Press  - 2010

Panhead - 978-0-9834852-6-1  Magic Hill Press  - 2012

I am Baybie - 978-0-9834852-9-2  Magic Hill Press  – 2013

Photographic Memory - 978-0-9834852-8-5  Magic Hill Press – 2013

The Lamoille Stories II – 978-0-9897121-3-2  Magic Hill Press – 2014

The Lamoille Stories is a humorous collection of short stories of people from his childhood behaving badly. Fat People is a collection of stories about people wrestling with compulsive eating behaviors. Panhead is his first novel and is the story of a brother and sister growing up in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom on a hill farm. I am Baybie is a first-person narrative of a blind street singer in New York City. Photographic Memory explores the relationship between photographs and reality, while telling the story of a young boy growing up in two distinctly different cultures and families and having ultimately to chose between the two. The Lamoille Stories II extends the funny and bittersweet collection of stories from Northern Vermont

He is also is a founder of Resolution, Inc., a fully integrated E-commerce services partner, offering web commerce design & integration, customer care, on-demand media manufacturing, fulfillment, distribution and information & revenue management to broadcasters, print & electronic publishers and direct marketers.

In 1973, he co-founded Philo Records, an independent record label that produces international artists in the folk and classical field and which is now part of the Rounder – Concord Music Group. He also founded the Pleiades Music Group, a music publishing company.

At the age of 26 Schubart was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Vermont Arts Council, the State’s arts agency – the youngest trustee ever to serve as Chairman – and then served again at age 41. At 30, he joined the Board of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. In 1984, he became Chairman of the Vermont Folklife Center. At the request of then-Governor Madeleine Kunin, Schubart chaired the Vermont Statehood Bicentennial Commission, planning the celebration for Vermont’s 200th birthday in 1991.

Schubart has chaired the Arts Council’s Media Panel, Literature Panel and Visual Arts Panel and has served as a resource panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition, he has advised many non-profit and educational organizations on a variety of cultural and technical projects including the formation of Vermont Public Radio, on whose board he recently served as Chair. Additionally, he has taught courses at the University of Vermont in music, technology and business.

Schubart is a founder and past chairman of the American Video Duplication Association, has served on the Governor’s Telecommunications Task Force. He has been a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammy Awards) and The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) He is past Chair of the Vermont Business Roundtable where he also chaired the Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force. He recently completed a three year term as Chair of Fletcher Allen Health Care, a 500-bed academic medical center.

Schubart was born in New York City in 1945. His father, who was serving as an officer in the Navy, died in the Philippines in World War II before his son was born. His widow moved with her newborn son to Vermont in 1947, where he was educated in Morrisville Public Schools, Phillips Exeter Academy, Kenyon College and the University of Vermont. Schubart’s great uncle was the renowned photographer and champion of impressionist art, Alfred Stieglitz. Schubart is fluent in French language and culture which he taught before entering communications as an entrepreneur. He writes and speaks extensively on the media and other civic issues and has written as well for Current. He has spoken at numerous industry and media events including Book Expo. Schubart is a regular commentator on Vermont Public Radio.

Schubart’s interests include poetry, photography, stone gardening, food preparation, classical and primitive music. He lives in Hinesburg, Vermont, with his wife Katherine, a writer. He has three sons, Bill, Peter and Steven and a daughter Anna, as well as a stepson Guy and a stepdaughter Phoebe.

Chairmanships:

Vermont College of Fine Arts (current)

Vermont Folklife Center (current)

Vermont Journalism Trust dba VTDigger.org

Vermont Arts Council (twice)

Vermont Board of Libraries

Vermont Bicentennial Commission

Circus Smirkus

Vermont Business Roundtable

Vermont Public Radio

American Video Duplication Association – industry trade group

Hinesburg Saputo Redevelopment Taskforce (co-chair)

Fletcher Allen Health Care, a 450-bed academic medical center

Resolution, Inc. (co-founder, CEO and Chair)

Past Directorships:

VT Symphony Orchestra

VT Community Foundation

ACLU – Vermont Chapter

Legislative Commissions:

Blue Ribbon Tax Structure Commission 2009-2010 Recommendations for Amending Vermont’s Tax Code

Farm-to-Plate Commission 2009 – 2010 A Strategic Plan for VT Agriculture

Snelling Center Study Commission on Exec., Leg., and Judiciary Compensation 2003

Civic Awards:

2009 Patricia S./ Walton Award for Public Service from the Amer. Soc. for Public Admin.

2008 Honorary Doctor of Commerce Degree from Champlain College

2007 Modern Healthcare Magazine Trustee of the Year – National

2004 Lake Champlain Chamber – Community Excellence Award

2004 Ralph Nading Hill Literary Award – short story

1989 Vermont Arts Council Citation for Advocacy & Support for the Arts

1982 Vermont Arts Council Merit Award for Distinguished Service to theArts in Vermont

Recent Speaking Engagements:

VT School & Municipal Leadership Conference – keynote

NeighborWorks America NE Chapter Conference – keynote

Vertex Corporation, Co-wide Meeting (Corporate Culture)

Burlington Rotary (Tax Commission)

Elder Education (3- various)

2011 Hawthorne Society Guest speaker (democracy)

2011 VT “251″ Club keynote (Vermont)

2009 Vermont Venture Network

2008 Graduation Speaker at Champlain College

2008 Guest Speaker Northwest Realtors Association

2007 Keynote Speaker Annual Meeting VT Business for Social Responsibility

2007 Keynote Speaker Creative Economy Conference

2007 Panelist: The Future of Vermont’s Economy Entrepreneurs v.Entitlements w P.J. O’Rourke and Amity Schlaes

2007 Speaker: Elements of Leadership: Leadership Champlain & StMichael’s College

Prior Speaking Engagements:

Randolph Area Development Council

National Endowment for the Arts -panelist

The VT Interactive Television Conference – keynote

The National Association of Media Librarians – keynote

The Entertainment Promotion & Marketing Conference -speaker

The International Recorded Media Association – panelist

The Vermont Librarians Conference – speaker

Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation – keynote

The American Video Duplication Association – keynote

The Berkeley Graduate School of Business – guest lecturer

Book Expo (2) designed / lead two publisher workshops

The Northeast Museum Alliance – keynote

Vermont New Hampshire Direct Marketing Association – speaker

Vermont Human Resources Investment Council –keynote

Graduation Address – Champlain Valley Union High School

Publications:

The Lamoille Stories (ISBN 978-1-935052-10-4) White River Press – 2008

Fat People (ISBN 978-0-615-39751-1) Magic Hill Press LLC – 2010

Panhead (ISBN 978-0-9834852-6-1) Magic Hill Press LLC – 2012

I am Baybie (ISBN: 978-0-9834852-9-2) Magic Hill Press LLC – 2013

Photographic Memory (ISBN: 978-0-9834852-8-5) Magic Hill Press – 2013

Vermont Life – short story

Vermont Magazine – 2 short stories

Current Magazine – the public broadcasting mission and e-commerce

The NY Sun – Opinion Piece about Vermont

35-years experience as a leader in the media industry, speaking and writing about the technology that propels it and the people who buy and use it.

A humanist’s and educator’s knowledge of how people, technologies, cultures and markets behave in the face of innovation. He is not a futurist or guru, but an observer and commentator.

Founded the Shelburne Conference,  an colloquium of rotating industry leaders who gather in the fall to discuss key strategic shifts at the intersection of content, publishing, broadcast, technology and consumer behavior.

Co-founded and shaped Resolution, the media industry’s premier e-commerce service partner whose many clients have included A&E, The Golf Channel, Independent Film Channel, Bloomberg, AMC, WE. Sesame Workshop, NPR, National Geographic, Discovery, The NY Times, Prairie Home Companion, WGBH, WNET, The History Channel The Nature Conservancy, The Criterion Collection and many other broadcasters and publishers.

Co-founded and managed Philo Records & Pleiades Music, a music publishing company.

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