BOSTON—Technology public relations specialist FitzGerald Communications is joining the Fleishman-Hillard family of companies following the departure of FitzGerald founder and CEO Maura FitzGerald to pursue personal interests.
“Technology communications has long been a large and important area of our business. We know and respect the FitzGerald organization and it’s an outstanding fit with our deep technology expertise through our Fleishman-Hillard brand, as well as our High Road Communications and Lois Paul & Partners technology specialist brands,” said Richard Kline, regional president and senior partner of Fleishman-Hillard, who will coordinate the integration of FitzGerald.
FitzGerald was opened by Maura FitzGerald in 1994 with two employees and a small office in Cambridge. It grew quickly and was one of the top 20 firms on the Council of PR Firms’ rankings in 2002, at the height of the technology boom. That year it was acquired by Omnicom Group’s Brodeur Worldwide, from which it later split.
“Founding, leading, and growing the agency has been an experience that has consumed my time and attention for the past 12 years,” says FitzGerald.
“Maura has been one of the true giants in technology communications. As she takes time off to travel and enjoy her retirement from the firm, we will honor her and the tradition she created by providing great work to the firm’s clients as well as providing a great working environment with an outstanding team,” says Kline.