Lisa Schwartz is the Festival and Programming Director for the world-renowned Philadelphia Folk Festival, presented by the Philadelphia Folksong Society, a non-profit arts organization. The 58th annual event will take place August 15-18, 2019 featuring 100+ acts on eight stages and will welcome upwards of 35,000 patrons. With a love for nonprofit service and leadership, Lisa also serves as the Vice President for the Board of Folk Alliance International and was the President of the Philadelphia Folksong Society for more than eight years. She also uses her strategic marketing and branding skills to consult with artists to position them for career growth. Not always behind the scenes, Lisa was also a member of the Savoy Opera Company performing on stage at the famed Academy of Music in Philadelphia.