Geraldine M. FitzGerald ’75

Retired Media Executive
New York, NY
Years of Service: 20002020
Geri FitzGerald '75 and Kristen Garvey '12 talk about a Bates Fund program that connects yesterday and today . Photos taken in room overlooking Fireplace Lounge in New Commons.

Gavin is the Donoson E. FitzGerald and Elizabeth Parke FitzGerald Scholar.

Geraldine M. FitzGerald is a retired media executive whose career spans 40 years in B2B and specialty consumer media. Most recently, she served on the executive team at Connectiv, the business information association, where she was responsible for driving the association’s membership growth and retention strategy. During her career in publishing, she built a track record of transforming and growing B2B and specialty consumer media brands via results-driven sales and marketing leadership. From 2002 to 2010, she held various publisher positions of increasing responsibility at The Nielsen Company, where she led the transformation of traditional print publications to dynamic multi-platform brands. A member of The Nielsen Leadership Council, Geri was part of the team that positioned and sold AdweekMedia, Hollywood Reporter, and Billboard in 2009. From 2011 to 2013, Geri served as VP, Sales & Marketing at Aequor Technologies, advising publishers on digital-first strategies. Prior to joining Connectiv, she was EVP/Publisher of Chief Executive Group. Earlier in her career, she was VP Marketing for BPA Worldwide (1998-2002), and VP Marketing for Guest Informant (1993-1997).

Geri holds a B.A. in English from Bates College.