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Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab

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Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab

Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab came to Cumberland in 1978 as a social work graduate student through the Area Health Education Program (AHEC). She met Doug Schwab that year and, as a result, has been here ever since.
Trained as a Master's level social worker, she spent her first seven years in the community working in the field and, at that time was responsible for founding the Child Abuse Task Force. In 1986, Hurwitz-Schwab joined The Schwab Company, where over the next 18 years she developed and grew the Human Resource function from no staff to a staff of nine, having full human resource responsibility for close to
700 employees in 35 states and four countries.

Hurwitz-Schwab left The Schwab Company in 2004. In 2006, she and her husband purchased an historic downtown building which they completely renovated into a mixed use building. The first floor was designed for the Allegany Arts Council and is recognized as one of the premier arts spaces in the state. The building has won numerous preservation awards.

In addition, Hurwitz-Schwab serves on numerous non-profit boards in the area and throughout the state, including Family Crisis Resource Center, WMHS, the Arts Council, the Appellate Judicial Selection Commission and the Board of trustees of Washington & Jefferson College. She was a founding member of the local Child Advocacy Center in 2010 and has twice been named to The Daily Record's list of Top 100 Women in Maryland.


Text - Albert Feldstein

Photograph provided by Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab

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Allegany County

Allegany County (Md.)--Biography; Allegany County (Md.)--Women.

Allegany County, (Md.)

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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