Sarah Gershman

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Sarah Gershman is president of Green Room Speakers, a speaker training company based in Washington, DC. She specializes in helping leaders communicate complex information with greater clarity, generosity and impact. Gershman is an adjunct professor of communications at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, where she lectures to students from around the world. Her unique approach combines more than 20 years of classroom teaching with a strong background in theater and the performing arts.

Gershman has coached executives and staff at a variety of campaigns, organizations, companies, and agencies. Her clients have included Microsoft, Eli Lilly, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Gulfstream, GDIT, Booz Allen Hamilton, Kaiser Permanente, Hertz, PhRMA, OATH, Govini, The Office of the Secretary of Defense, the U.S. Department of Justice, SBSB, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. General Services Administration, the U.S. Department of Treasury, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, One, the World Bank, the Robin Hood Foundation, the American College of Cardiology, ARC, the Red Cross, Washington Women in Public Relations, Finnegan, Women in Technology, KCCT Architects, the Media Trust, Hickok Cole Architects, RAND Construction, HOK, the Truman National Security Project, the Hudson Institute, the Smith Richardson Foundation, WALRAA, WWPR, Perseus, LLC, The Embassy of Canada, the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, InsideNGO, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Christopher Consultants, MGAC, and Brookings.

Gershman has a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University and a master’s in Judaic studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Gershman received the Wexner Graduate Fellowship and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Johns Hopkins University.