Colleen Fitzpatrick is the community relations and events manager at CIGI. In this role, she oversees the operations, planning and smooth execution of over 100 events a year, which includes conferences, workshops, community events and all public programming.  Previous roles at CIGI include public relations/media relations manager, co-director of communications and director of media relations.

Upon joining CIGI in 2005, Colleen brought many years of experience as a public relations practitioner in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Her career focus has been on media relations, event and conference planning, community relations, public programming, corporate social responsibility, event management, fundraising, evaluation metrics and managing the public relations functions.

Colleen holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree, a Communications Certificate from the University of Guelph and a Public Relations post-graduate diploma from the University of Victoria.