Bill Schubart has lived with his family in Vermont since 1947. He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, Kenyon College and the University of Vermont. He 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 about Vermont in fiction, humor and opinion pieces as a VT Public Radio commentator.
He is a co-founder of Resolution, Inc., a fully integrated E-commerce services partner. In 1973, he co-founded Philo Records, an independent record label producing international artists in the folk and classical field now part of the Rounder 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 founding 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.
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 is past Chair of the Vermont Business Roundtable. He recently completed a three year term as Chair of Fletcher Allen Health Care, a 500-bed academic medical center. He currently serves on the Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission on Taxes charged with making recommendations to improve the VT revenue system.
He is the author of "The Lamoille Stories," a collection of Vermont tales and of "Fat People," a collection of stories about people and their relationships with food. His first novel, "Panhead" tells the story of a brother and sister growing up on a farm in Northern Vermont.
His interests include poetry, photography, stone gardening, cooking with fire, classical and primitive music. He lives in Vermont, with his wife Katherine, also a writer. http://www.Schubart.com