Carol McC. Fitzgerald

  Carol McC. Fitzgerald assumed the position of executive director of The Pennsylvania Society in October, 2000.  She is the fifth executive director of the society, founded in 1899, and the first woman to serve in that post. The Pennsylvania Society is a nonprofit patriotic and charitable organization which honors the accomplishments of Pennsylvanians who have added glory to the Commonwealth.  Prior to her association with The Pennsylvania Society, she served as the executive producer of PoliticalFest and was also the assistant vice president of alumni relations at Drexel University. Active in the community, Fitzgerald has served on many boards and commissions including the Governor's Industrial Board, the General Alumni Society of the University of Pennsylvania and numerous other committees.  Currently, she is a trustee of Chestnut Hill College, and serves on the board of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, the board of Historic Philadelphia, Inc. and the Regional Advisory Board of the American Ireland Fund.  She is a member of the Forum of Executive Women, and is also a patron/sponsor of Voices in Harmony. A lifelong resident of Philadelphia, Ms. Fitzgerald received her formal education in the city, graduating with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. from Drexel University.