Patricia L. Fitzgerald has been a part of the Troy Container Line team for nearly 17 years. Prior to being appointed as chief operating officer of exports, she held upper-management positions at Troy Container Line, including senior vice president of LCL export.
Having spent her entire professional career in the shipping industry, including a vice presidency at Cargo Connection and a position as acting governor of the Foreign Commerce Club, Patricia has developed a strong rapport with clients and has an innate understanding of their individual needs – listening to their concerns and questions and making sure they receive the utmost in professional service and care. Even after making the transition from outside sales to management positions, Patricia has maintained lasting relationships with all Troy Container Line customers who always know she is just a phone call away. As COO of Exports, Patricia’s duties include over-viewing all export activities from the United States office and visiting overseas agents, actively improving Troy Container Line’s global services.
A Long Island native, Patricia is a graduate of Schiller International University and studied in London and Paris before earning her bachelor’s degree in international business. In her free time, Patricia leads an active lifestyle that includes travel and charitable outreach. Having previously been involved with a non-profit organization that supports students around the world in their pursuit of an education, Patricia will travel to El Salvador this summer with her niece and father to meet her student beneficiary. This trip holds a special place in Patricia’s heart, as her father is a long-time supporter of this organization. In college, Patricia was the recipient of the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Scholarship, which allowed her to pursue her dreams of studying abroad. Through her family’s affiliation with education-based charity work and her own experience as a scholarship beneficiary, Patricia is honored and excited to pay her good fortune forward. She is excited to meet her sponsor student in El Salvador this summer and looks forward to sharing this experience with her father and niece.