Jennifer Fitzgerald is a Vice President at CP&A, putting, her 20 years of government and public affairs experience to work in multiple industries such as transportation, housing, health care services and telecommunications, to name a few. Jennifer heads CP&A’s public outreach efforts for public agencies and specializes in leading productive engagement efforts that build consensus among various stakeholders. Whether in public outreach, entitlement services or strategic communications, she enables our clients’ success through focused communications that are compelling and authentic.
Prior to joining CP&A, Fitzgerald was the CEO of CL7 Communications, Inc., a strategic communications firm, which specialized in fundraising, strategic communications, event management and organizational growth. Jennifer started the firm on her own in 2004 after a decade of public sector service for elected members of the state legislature and U.S. House of Representatives. During the subsequent ten years in the private sector, she and her team raised over $10 million for her clients, while also helping several non-profit organizations expand their membership base and service offerings, as well as refine their operations.
Jennifer’s passion is public service and was elected to the Fullerton City Council in November 2012. In her first two years in office, Jennifer played a key role in several significant accomplishments, including a retroactive refund of water rate overcharges, public safety reform, and an aggressive plan to repair the cities’ aging roads and water infrastructure.
Jennifer represents the City of Fullerton on the Board of Directors for the Association of California Cities-Orange County Chapter. She is a Member of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Taxpayers Association and the Orange County Public Affairs Association. She represents taxpayers on the Fullerton Joint Union High School District Bond Oversight Committee and is a Past President of the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce and a past Member of the Board of Directors for the Fullerton Historic Theater Foundation. She is a former Member of the City of Fullerton Planning Commission and its General Plan Advisory Committee.
Jennifer’s volunteer service includes work in the education and non-profit sectors. She is the founder of Give Back (Packs) Fullerton, a member of the Fullerton Elks Lodge, The American Legion Auxiliary and the Fullerton Woman’s Club. Additionally, she serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Coast to Coast Foundation and is a member of the Board of Directors for OC United, a Fullerton-based non-profit focused on bringing hope to people facing homelessness, foster care, and domestic violence.
Jennifer and her husband, Sean, have called Fullerton home for fifteen years and are raising their two sons there. Jennifer graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from Biola University in 1995 where she also earned a Minor in Biblical Studies.
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