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Brian K. Fitzgerald

Executive Director

Business-Higher Education Forum

Brian K. Fitzgerald joined the Business-Higher Education Forum as Executive Director in January 2005 and has led a major repositioning effort that has refocused the objectives of the organization. The Business-Higher Education Forum membership, which includes Fortune 500 CEOs, leaders of colleges and universities, and foundation executives, informs policy makers, and the public on issues of strategic importance to both business and higher education, and works to influence public policy. Previously, he served as staff director for a federal advisory that advised Congress on higher education and student aid policy. He also served as an adjunct associate professor of government at American University.

In the private sector, Fitzgerald held senior project management positions for large-scale research projects for federal agencies. Earlier in his career, he served as assistant dean the college and lecturer in education at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Fitzgerald earned his master’s degree and his doctorate from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he serves as chairman of the alumni council. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, which named him Distinguished Alumnus in 2000.