Emmett Fitzpatrick

Sr Principal, Advisory

Emmett Fitzpatrick applies Communications Leadership Council best practice and research insights to member companies' mission-critical priorities. Areas of expertise include managing a strategic communications function, change communications, corporate branding, and organizational design. Examples of projects that he has supported include developing a corporate narrative, reorganizing a communications function, aligning communications activities with corporate objectives, and creating a crisis communications plan. Mr. Fitzpatrick works with communications executives from a wide variety of industries across the world.

Previous experience

In his role as Senior Associate Director of Donor Engagement at the University of Chicago, Mr. Fitzpatrick directed communications strategy in support of the University's $4.5 billion capital campaign. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, he led communications for The First Tee of Greater Chicago, a youth development organization, and served on the staff of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.

Professional background

The University of Chicago

Senior Associate Director, Donor Engagement

The First Tee of Greater Chicago

Communications Manager

Obama for America

Field Organizer


M.B.A., Economics, Strategic Management, Managerial and Organizational Behavior, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

B.A., English, Villanova University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Building a Strategic Communications Function

2Brand Strategy

3Change Communications

4Employee Engagement

5Crisis Communications