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Jennifer Fitzgerald Joins Tripepi Smith as Director; Tripepi Smith Expands to Texas

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Jennifer Fitzgerald, a well-respected public affairs leader and former mayor of the City of Fullerton has joined Tripepi Smith as a director. Jennifer brings nearly three decades of public affairs experience to the firm as well as deep relationships throughout local government in California. Jennifer will lead client accounts, expand the services of TS Talent Solutions with the addition of council member mentoring services and launch Tripepi Smith’s expansion into the Texas market.

“Public affairs is an evolving space, and as our family made plans for our next phase in life, I found that Tripepi Smith offered the kind of environment and vision that aligned with my goals and could best leverage my skills,” observed Jennifer. “From the ‘Always Be Learning’ culture to the permanent work-from-home arrangements, Tripepi Smith is an innovator in the space. As we have all learned, virtual presence can go a long way, and I look forward to continuing my public service in California while also helping Tripepi Smith build a new presence in Texas.”

Tripepi Smith has been growing more than 30% a year for the last decade. The firm now has 30 employees working on behalf of the 200 organizations that Tripepi Smith served in the past twelve months. The firm’s work spans marketing, public affairs, video production and website development. Most recently, the firm launched TS Talent Solutions, a recruiting and culture curation service serving local governments throughout California.

“We have built an outstanding team of talented professionals who are passionate about public service, local government and learning–Jennifer will fit right in,” commented Ryder Todd Smith, president of Tripepi Smith. “She brings a new perspective to our team rooted in her experience as a mayor, while also adding years of wisdom from her public affairs work. Our clients will be able to tap into her many talents and vast network, but I am equally excited about our own team learning from and being mentored by Jennifer, too.”

Jennifer will be located in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas, but will keep one foot firmly in California. She will continue supporting the California Mayors Coalition (an organization she founded in the early days of the pandemic), which has grown its membership to more than 120 mayors in California.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a California-based marketing, technology and public affairs firm that serves for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage to agencies seeking to leverage the internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm provides full content creation services, including: ghost writing, collateral development, photography, video production, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of American Canyon, City of Culver City, City of Cupertino, City of Daly City, City of Duarte, City of Grover Beach, City of Santa Paula, City of Indian Wells, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Lake Forest, City of Livermore, City of Napa, City of Paramount, City of Martinez, City of Tracy, City of Vallejo, CalChoice Energy Authority, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency, Santa Clara County Fire Department, Costa Mesa Sanitary District, Rowland Water District, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation, Renne Public Law Group, Bob Hall & Associates and Climatec Energy Services.