FitzPatrick previously served as global chief communications officer and vice president of public affairs for Johnson & Johnson, the world's largest and most broadly-based healthcare company. FitzPatrick led a global team of more than 425 communicators and oversaw the modernization and transformation of Johnson & Johnson's global public affairs and communications infrastructure. She and her team implemented a customer-focused strategy to strengthen engagement initiatives across the company’s diverse businesses and brands.
Previously, FitzPatrick served as global chief communication officer and president of the foundation at Cigna, where she led a corporate re-branding program and directed communications for the company’s largest acquisition. Prior to that, FitzPatrick was executive vice president at APCO Worldwide, a global public affairs and strategic communications consultancy. She began her career working for a United States Senator and later advanced national community engagement programs for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.