Elizabeth Fitzsimons

Board of Directors – Vice Chair
Vice President, Leadership & Engagement
San Diego Regional Chamber/ LEAD San Diego


As Vice President, Leadership & Engagement for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Elizabeth leads the organization’s strategic marketing communications efforts. She ensures that all outreach aligns with and supports the Chamber’s strategic direction as it fights to make San Diego the most business-friendly region in California.

Elizabeth and her team are responsible for developing strategy and tactics to create interest, demand, and recognition for the Chamber through media relations; web, social, and print communications; advertising; strategic relationships; direct and online marketing; and more than 60 events a year.

Previously, Elizabeth was Senior Director of Marketing & Communications at Rady Children’s Hospital. There, she oversaw a rebranding initiative; day-to-day external and internal marketing communications, and strategic communications planning for the hospital and its foundation. Prior to Rady Children’s, Elizabeth worked at the County of San Diego in media and public relations and internal communications. She got her start in San Diego as a journalist at The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Elizabeth is a 2013 graduate of LEAD San Diego’s IMPACT program. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University in Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth serves on the Board of Library Commissions for the City of San Diego, and volunteers at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Bankers Hill. She lives in Del Cerro with her husband, daughter, and twin sons.