Elizabeth Fitzsimons

Elizabeth Fitzsimons

Elizabeth Fitzsimons

Vice President,
Leadership & Engagement

As Vice President, Leadership & Engagement, Elizabeth is responsible for the development and implementation of the four leadership development programs offered through Chamber affiliate LEAD San Diego.

She works in partnership with the President and Board of Directors to achieve LEAD’s mission to develop, connect, and empower leaders for positive change.

Elizabeth also leads the Chamber’s strategic marketing communications efforts. She ensures that all outreach aligns with and supports the organization’s vision to make San Diego the best place to live and work.

Elizabeth and team are responsible for developing strategy and tactics to create interest, demand, and recognition for the Chamber and LEAD through media relations; web, social, and print communications; advertising; strategic relationships; direct and online marketing; and more than 60 events a year.

Previously, Elizabeth was Senior Director of Marketing & Communications at Rady Children’s Hospital. There, she oversaw a repositioning initiative; media relations; web, video and social media; internal communications; and strategic communications planning for the hospital and its foundation.

Prior to Rady Children’s, Elizabeth worked at the County of San Diego in media and public relations and internal communications. She started her career in San Diego as a journalist at The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Elizabeth is a 2013 graduate of LEAD’s Impact program. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University in Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth serves as Library Commissioner on the City of San Diego’s Board of Library Commissioners; member of the Board of Governors for the University Club Atop Symphony Towers; member of the Governance Committee of the San Diego Public Library Foundation; and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. She lives in Del Cerro with her husband, daughter, and twin sons.

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