Fitzgerald & Co. is a sole proprietorship launched in April 2001 by Susan Fitzgerald. The company specializes in agricultural association administration and project management.
Susan has worked in the Ontario agriculture industry for over 20 years with experience including the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the crop input industry, and as a self-employed project manager. She is the Executive Director for the Ontario Certified Crop Advisor Program, the Poultry Service Association, the Presidents’ Council, the Ontario Hatcheries Association, the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians, and the Ontario Livestock Transporters' Alliance. Some of her other clients include the Ontario Livestock and Poultry Council, Ontario Agriculture Hall of Fame, CgFARAD, Ontario Pork, Ontario Cattle Feeders’ Association and the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association. Her projects cover a wide range of activities including literature reviews, research and report writing, developing human resource and educational resources, and meeting facilitation.
In addition to Susan, Laura Shantz is the full-time Program Administrator. Laura oversees the Ontario Certified Crop Adviser Program. This involves managing the continuing education component and exam study material for the certification program and writing the semi-annual newsletter. She also specializes in organizing and running conferences and workshops and website maintenance for selected clients. Krista Bates was added to the team as a Financial Administrator. Krista provides financial record keeping for our association clients.
We also have a network of professionals with specific skills who provide expertise on an as-needed basis such as website development, graphic artwork, videography, French translation and statistical analysis.