Business 100 - 2010

Dave Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald and Co.

In 1983, Dave Fitzgerald founded Fitzgerald & Co. He remains president and CEO. His company was named the Best Agency in the Southeast by Adweek, and named one of the 10 best companies in Atlanta to work for by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

A second-generation Irish American, Dave ran the Order of the Green Jacket of Ireland, which helped raise funds for Irish athletes in the 1996 Olympics. A member of the AOH, the Metropolitan Atlanta Police Emerald Society, and the Hibernian Benevolent Society, he has twice been Grand Marshal of the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Dave received his BA and MBA from Dayton University, where he was honored with an Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. He traces his family to the western counties of Kerry and Sligo, has visited Ireland thirty-five times and became an Irish citizen two years ago. He calls his Irish heritage “a source of great pride.”