Speaker Kit

Jen Maxfield is an experienced speaker, emcee, and moderator. She has hosted dozens of events for various charitable and educational organizations during her 22-year career. Her many live shots on television have prepared her for the unpredictability of a live event. Maxfield has also produced programs, coached fellow speakers, and conducted live interviews on stage in front of hundreds of people.

As a mother of three, Maxfield is passionate about education and creating opportunities for all children. She is active at her alma mater, Columbia University, and serves on the Board of Visitors at Columbia College. Maxfield is also a longtime supporter of The Opportunity Network, an organization in New York City that provides career training and college counseling for bright and motivated students. Maxfield and her husband, Scott Ostfeld, were thrilled to be included on the speaker list in 2018, when actors Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz were honored.

As a woman leader herself, Maxfield has been honored by several organizations for her commitment to women’s empowerment and community service. The Women’s Rights Information Center honored her with its Woman of the Year Award in 2016, and in 2017, she was named as a “Woman to Watch” by Jewish Women International. She has also been honored by the Girl Scouts organization as a career mentor. Maxfield and her family were recognized by Temple Emanu El in 2019 and by the Center for Food Action in 2020 for their efforts in donating food to underserved communities. She is the founder and chairwoman of the Center for Food Action’s 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance event, which provides thousands of weekend snack packs to children in Bergen County.

Maxfield’s emcee experience also includes hosting award ceremonies and galas for The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the Bergen Family Center.

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What an engaging and enlightening presentation! Jen Maxfield showed us not only how the news is made, but why it matters. Amy Rahmani Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston
Jen Maxfield’s presentation for our “Refuse to Lose” series was inspiring, hopeful and motivating. After interviewing more than ten-thousand people in her TV news career, her lessons of resilience, grit, and community resonate now more than ever. Our employees could not stop talking about Maxfield’s unforgettable stories. Jon Harris Chief Communications Officer, ConAgra Brands
Was blown away by the amazing presentation by Jen Maxfield on her new book “More After the Break: A Reporter Returns to Ten Unforgettable News Stories”. Her stories and presentation were not just fascinating, they were also inspirational. Our staff really benefited from her creativity and Jen made it into a really great event for everyone. Definitely doing it again. And soon. Eleazer Klein Partner, Schulte, Roth, and Zabel