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Colleen Fitzgerald 

Senior Public Relations Associate

As Senior Public Relations Associate, Colleen will help lead Benchmark’s growing real estate development communications practice. Colleen brings unique expertise in navigating complex regulatory and legislative frameworks to our growing clientele and will support our clients’ public relations efforts through all phases of real estate development, from initial permitting to final approval.

Colleen joins the firm after more than four years at a full-service consulting agency where she developed and implemented effective legislative and public affairs campaigns for a diverse base of corporate and non-profit clients. Her areas of focus and expertise include strategic communications and message development, corporate crisis management and grassroots engagement strategy.

Colleen has a commitment to working on issues of housing inequity on both a professional and personal level. She is a proud member of the Caritas Communities Young Leaders Group which helps provide affordable, sustainable housing to very low-income individuals throughout the Greater Boston area. She is also a proud member of the Massachusetts Women Political Caucus, an organization committed to increasing the number of women elected to public office.

Colleen graduated from Fairfield University where she received a B.A in Political Science and English Literature. Originally from Norwood, MA, she currently resides in the South End neighborhood of Boston. Colleen is an avid runner and is preparing for her first marathon.