Esther Novak


Founder and CEO
Vanguard Communications 
New York, NY





Give & Get
Willingness to share my professional, personal and industry experience and counsel those that are less further along and/or encountering difficult scenarios. I think I can offer a thoughtful and analytical approach to scenarios at decision points that need to be weighed.  My extensive nonprofit Board and Leadership experience can be helpful to women interested in that kind of service.  

Need is awareness of and access to opportunities for corporate and private company board service on a Board and/or Advisory Committee.  I'm happy to probe what opportunities would be a good fit, and I need to know when opportunities arise and, of course, be introduced and recommended.

In Her Own Words

Focus & Skills

Current Board Participation
Board of Trustees of Grounds for Sculpture

Past Board Participation
Board Member and Chair service experience includes McCarter Theatre in Princeton, the NJ Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, American Repertory Ballet, INTAR Theatre, the Smithsonian Institution Latino Task Force, El Museo del Barrio Advisory Board, the League of American Orchestras and various Municipal and New Jersey State Governing Boards and Advisory Councils.  She was also a member of the Governor’s New Jersey Council for Economic Growthof Directors of AHAA

Prior Professional Experience

Education, Training and Certification 

Awards and Recognition
Graduate studies in Spanish literature at Columbia University 
Certificates in Management and Marketing from Columbia, Harvard and Duke Universities