Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive, gave a keynote speech in CMU Summit 2012 Conference.
A life-long Pittsburgher, Rich Fitzgerald grew up in the city’s Bloomfield neighborhood. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering and minored in business. Rich has owned and operated Aquenef Engineering, an Allegheny County-based small business. Almost three decades later, the company is the leading provider of water treatment equipment and services in the Western Pennsylvania Region, with over 700 customers. In 1998, he worked on the campaign to change the form of government in Allegheny County and in 1999, ran for one of the district council seats on the newly-formed County Council. He represented District 11 from 2000-2011 and served from 2004-2011 as the President of Council.