Sarah Zapp

Executive Committee

Sarah Zapp, Executive Committee, is an entrepreneur, award-winning journalist, and relationship curator.

She is the CEO and Founder of Beyond Board. Beyond Board is a nationwide community of today’s best board members and board-eligible executives with live events, virtual offerings, board placement opportunities, and a mission to place more women and diversity on boards.

In 2019, one of the largest private investment banks, Brown Brothers Harriman, named her one of the 19 “Women to Watch.” She also advises, consults, and sits on the board of advisors for various start-ups. Zapp is a speaker and panelist on the topic of building relationships and board diversification, recently featured at national TED Women’s conference, Goldman Sachs Women’s Symposium and Harvard Business Review.

Formerly, she was the director of strategic relationships for IVY, where she built a national thought leader and investor relations program for 20,000 young professionals.

As a TV host, reporter, and producer, Sarah earned multiple Telly awards and 8 Emmy nominations.  She worked for Comcast as their national entertainment and political reporter, interviewing some of today’s biggest names in entertainment and politics. She also executive produced and hosted her own weekly talk show, New England Newsmakers. She spent time in local news at WB56 in Boston and anchored the morning and noon news at KARK (NBC) in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Zapp graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and holds a Master Degree in Communication Studies from Boston University.