When:                  Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10:00 am
Where:                 Fitzgerald Subaru Rockville
                                New Subaru Showroom
                                11407 Rockville Pike
                                Rockville, MD 20852
Dottie Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Auto Malls will present “Your Dog’s Friend” (YDF) with special recognition and support for their extraordinary work with the humane training of dogs and their families. Their goal is to keep dogs from being turned in to shelters by educating and supporting them and their humans.  They promote positive methods of training and behavior modification because they are effective, build trust and unlike harsher, compulsion methods, cannot cause pain.
Dottie has been a leader in raising awareness of animal issues as well as offering adoption events at Fitzgerald dealerships throughout the region.
The event will feature brief remarks by Dottie Fitzgerald, President of Fitzgerald Subaru.  “I have always believed that education makes lives better – for ourselves, our children and yes our canine family members.  Hannah, my German Shepherd and I have personally benefited from the training at Your Dog’s Friend in their reactive dog class.  I believe that the traditional training we received elsewhere initially only exacerbated her reactivity.  Thanks to YDF we can actually go for a walk now.”
Bodhi the Collie, a student of Your Dog’s Friend will assist in the acceptance of the recognition.  Experts from YDF will be on hand to answer questions about their break through training that is known for being a great resource for new adopters.  YDF is a 501c3 non-profit.
For media interviews with Dottie Fitzgerald, please contact:
Rob Smith
Fitzgerald Auto Malls
(301) 252-7268 mobile
(301) 881-4000 office  



ROCKVILLE, MD – November 9, 2017          Fitzgerald Auto Malls has been named the “Green Business Innovator of the Year” by the MOCO Chamber.  This award is presented to an individual or company in Metro-Maryland who demonstrates ecologically-integrated business practices and leads change in the marketplace through the goods and services they provide.
Fitzgerald takes their commitment to the Environment to an unprecedented level for business, including their every day practices when it comes to repairing and servicing cars and trucks.  Fitzgerald is an ISO14001 certified dealership for their Environmental Management System.  This system looks at multiple aspects that involve the service and repair of vehicles.  Everything from the fluids changed on the vehicle to the tires are recycled, leading the dealerships to a record 82% recycled waste to all waste generated at all of their dealerships.
Dottie Fitzgerald, the younger sister of Founder Jack Fitzgerald accepted the award on behalf of the company and credited the passion of their people.  “It takes more than vision, it takes execution.  But execution doesn’t last without passion, and we have passionate people in our organization” said Dottie Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald is proud to join past winners of the award include AstraZeneca/MedImmune, EVEN Hotel Rockville, Scott Nash, MOM's Organic Market and Seth Goldman, Honest Tea. 
“On behalf of all the associates at Fitzgerald, I thank the county for the recognition, but it’s really our people who take the commitment seriously and turn it into action on the front line” said Jack Fitzgerald, Chairman of Fitzgerald Auto Malls.  “Our management team is always looking for new ways to be good corporate citizens.”
Fitzgerald uses 100% Wind Power for all the Maryland locations, and green power for all locations.  Fitzgerald was the first auto dealer group to become a Green Energy Partner of the EPA. 
Ike Leggett, Montgomery County Executive, expressed his congratulations to Fitzgerald when he said “We have many outstanding individuals and businesses when it comes to preserving and protecting the environment here in Montgomery County, so it came as no surprise to me that Fitzgerald was named by the Chamber as the Green Innovator of the Year.  They are truly exceptional.”
For more information the Fitzgerald Environmental Management System please visit

Media Contacts:     
Rob Smith
Fitzgerald Auto Malls
(301) 816-6030


Jack Fitzgerald Receives Powermeter 100 Lifetime Achievement Award By El Tiempo Latino

WASHINGTON DC – June 27, 2017 Jack Fitzgerald was amongst the hundreds of guests gathered at the Washington Post Live! last night to celebrate the Inaugural POWERMETER 100 by El Tiempo Latino. The Powermeter 100 is the list that recognizes the one hundred most influential people for the Hispanic community of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

Jack Fitzgerald was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for the commitment he and Fitzgerald Auto Malls has made by protecting children through their Child Safety Seat Program. For six years running, an annual Hispanic Child Safety Seat Check event has been organized and hosted by Fitzgerald for the Hispanic-Latino community. Bilingual certified seat technicians and interpreters were on hand to educate parents and to install seats properly. Fitzgerald partners with media and sponsors and purchases 100 child safety seats to be given to needy families.

“Fitzgerald Auto Malls was founded in 1966, and I wanted to do more than just sell cars. I believe that ‘good people like to do good things,’ and for over 50 years, our ‘good people’, our associates, live and work with that belief and in that spirit,” said Fitzgerald.

Jack Fitzgerald believes the character of the community is reflected in the company’s associates and knows the hard work and dedication of the Fitzgerald family of employees furthers the FitzMall brand. The Fitzgerald Auto Malls dealerships have historically provided employment to many Hispanic families and continue their diversity recruiting efforts today. Excellent programs are in place with paid training for career paths into management.

In his acceptance speech last night, Founder and Chairman Jack Fitzgerald said, "People who come from other countries have great courage. We have some. It is breath-taking the grit and determination so many have, and I commend your hard work and dedication. We need more people like that, please send them our way!”

For more information about Child Safety Seat events and employment opportunities, please visit

Media Contacts:

Rob Smith
Fitzgerald Auto Malls
(301) 816-6030

Patricia Shao
Dragonbridge Inc.
(240) 686-4555



MCBRE is a non-profit organization comprising of senior business leaders who share their expertise with MCPS leadership and sponsor programs that connect what students are learning in the classroom to the real world. The Champions for Children awards program as a way to honor the commitments of distinguished educators, MCPS staff, and organizations in the community that demonstrate a high regard for youth education and a passion for reaching each and every student. Jack Fitzgerald and his sister, Dottie Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Auto Malls are proud to support Champions for Children and commend members of the community who devote time and effort into making a positive difference in the lives of our children.



Fitzgerald Auto Malls Recycles Twice The National Average for Businesses NORTH BETHESDA, MD – APRIL 17, 2017 Fact: Aluminium cans can be recycled and put back on the shelf at your local grocery store in just about 2 months. Fact: Half a million trees have to be cut down just to produce the Sunday newspapers each week. Fact: Most people in America use at least seven trees each year, through wood, paper and other types of products that use trees. That is over 2 trillion trees throughout the course of the year. Fact: Recycling one ton of plastic can save up to 1,000–2,000 gallons of gasoline. Fact: Fitzgerald Auto Malls recycled over 82 percent of solid waste from its dealerships last year. Year after year, Fitzgerald dealerships recycle more than the national average for businesses. With Earth Day around the corner, Fitzgerald Auto Malls takes pride in constantly and consistently working to reduce the impact and potential pollution of their products and services on the environment whenever possible. Earth Day is an annual event marked to show support for environmental protection. It is yet another reminder of tackling climate change and pollution and protecting the planet we live on. Fitzgerald Auto Malls incorporates their efforts on a daily basis. “We maintain an Environmental Management System that goes beyond simply meeting environmental laws and regulations,” said Jack Fitzgerald, CEO and founder of Fitzgerald Auto Malls, “It extends to our everyday practices and business decisions.” Fitzgerald Auto Malls is the first automotive dealership group in North America to become ISO 14001 certified, the highest recognition available for quality management with a focus on the environment, a distinction that sets them apart from all other dealers. All electricity at Fitzgerald facilities is purchased from Green renewable energy sources, with 100 percent wind power at all of the dealerships in Maryland. So remember to do your part where you can to reduce your impact on the environment. Despite only representing 5% of the world population, the U.S. generates more waste than any other country in the world. Remember: When U.S. recycling levels reach 75% it will be the environmental and CO2 equivalent of removing 55 million cars from U.S. roads each year. Remember: Recycling is the top action society can do to simultaneously improve the environment and the economy, create sustainable manufacturing, and prevent waste from going into oceans. Remember: When U.S. recycling levels reach 75% it will generate 1.5 million new jobs in the U.S. (net).




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