Founder, Chairman, President & CEO
As chairman, president and CEO of Bank of Georgetown, Mike Fitzgerald is responsible for strategic planning, overall bank management and daily operations.
Learn more about Mike in his interview with the Washington Business Journal.
A fourth-generation Washingtonian raised in both the District and Montgomery County, Mr. Fitzgerald has more than 32 years of experience helping businesses achieve their financial goals through his work in the Greater Washington area commercial banking industry.
Mr. Fitzgerald co-founded the Bank in 2005 with the late Curtin Winsor III, based on the vision of building the Washington area’s finest community bank. Under his leadership, the Bank has grown to over $800 million in assets with 10 branches in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia; and has consistently earned the highest level five-star rating from BauerFinancial, the nation’s leading independent bank rating firm.
Mr. Fitzgerald’s career prior to Bank of Georgetown included a variety of senior executive roles at some of the region’s most prestigious banking institutions. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of SequoiaBank (and subsequently United Bank, post-merger) with responsibilities for all commercial banking operations in Maryland as well as oversight of government contractor banking efforts throughout the region. Mr. Fitzgerald began his banking career with Riggs Bank, where for 15 years he served in several capacities including Corporate Banking, Special Assistant to the Chairman, and, at age 35, was named president and CEO of The Riggs National Bank of Maryland.
At Bank of Georgetown, Mr. Fitzgerald has gained recognition for his vision and leadership. In 2011 and 2008, he was a Greater Washington finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. The program honors entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. He also received the 2012 SmartCEO Washington Future 50 award, which recognizes the 50 fastest-growing companies in the area.
Throughout his career, Mr. Fitzgerald has been active in a number of civic, cultural and educational organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Marymount University (Arlington, VA) and is a Board Member and former president of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Washington, D.C. He is also the Steering Committee Chairman of Providence Hospital’s Grand Rounds for Community Leaders (Washington, D.C.).
Previously, Mr. Fitzgerald served as treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious), Board President of Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County, and served on the Board of Directors of the following organizations: Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Washington; Leadership Montgomery; Mental Health Association of Montgomery County; Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts; Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce; and the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce as treasurer. He sat on the Alumni Association Board of Directors at Georgetown Preparatory School and Fairfield University; was a member of the St. Elizabeth Parish Finance Committee; chaired the Catholic Charities Golf Tournament for several years; and served as chairman of the Father’s Committee at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School.
Mr. Fitzgerald attended Georgetown Preparatory School before attending Fairfield University. He graduated in 1979 with a B.A. in Economics and then received his MBA from Loyola College (now Loyola University Maryland). Mr. Fitzgerald and his wife, Eileen, have two daughters.