- Senior Director
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- Chicago, IL, 60606
- United States
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Katie Fitzgerald is a Senior Director in the Employee Engagement and Change Communications practice within Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting in the Chicago office. Ms. Fitzgerald has over 12 years of experience developing and implementing integrated communications programs for both domestic and international audiences. Her expertise ranges from communications strategy to corporate positioning, employee engagement, executive and change communications, corporate- and product-level branding and marketing, event planning and media relations.
Ms. Fitzgerald works with clients to develop programs that will drive greater engagement and performance among employees in line with companies’ strategic priorities. She has led initiatives with FTI clients in the energy, telecommunications, transportation, pharmaceutical, industrial and private equity industries.
Before joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Fitzgerald led the U.S. communications function at Thales, a global defense and aerospace company. During her tenure at Thales, she managed the internal and external country-level communication strategy across Thales’ multiple businesses and domains. She was also instrumental in executing communications strategies for several internal transitions, including a global corporate restructuring, a functional shift to a shared services model and multiple business facility moves and consolidations.
Prior to her position at Thales, Ms. Fitzgerald worked as a Public Affairs Specialist at the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), a bureau within the U.S. Department of Treasury. She also worked at Hill & Knowlton (now H+K Strategies) where she developed and implemented strategic communications programs for several leading global and national brands including: HP, Lockheed Martin, Titan (now Engility), American Standard (Trane), DHL, Motorola, Allstate Financial, International Truck & Engine and Nicor.
Ms. Fitzgerald holds a B.A. in Communications and a minor in graphic design from Loyola University of Chicago. She holds a certification in change management from Prosci®.