David Fitz-Gerald of Carris Reels, Inc. Named 2011 Chapter Officer of the Year by The ESOP Association

by The ESOP Association | May 12, 2011

May 12, 2011 (Washington, DC) – David Fitz-Gerald, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Carris Reels, Inc. located in Proctor, Vermont, has been named the 2011 Chapter Officer of the Year by The ESOP Association.  The award was presented at the Association’s 34th Annual Conference in Washington, DC.  The ESOP Association is the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and the leading voice in America for employee ownership.

Mr. Fitz-Gerald is the current President of The ESOP Association’s New England Chapter and has been actively involved with the Chapter and with the Association on the national level for several years.  He has provided unmatched leadership for the Chapter’s innovative programming, government relations work, membership development, and the Employee Ownership Foundation.  The New England Chapter includes members in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

“Dave is a dynamic force in the New England ESOP world.  His work in all aspects of the New England Chapter’s activities has set a standard of excellence that will be hard to repeat.  I am pleased to be able to present him with the 2011 Chapter Officer of the Year Award,” said J. Michael Keeling, ESOP Association President.  “Dave is very deserving of this honor.”

The core cause of The ESOP Association is the belief that employee ownership will improve American competitiveness, increase productivity through greater employee participation, and strengthen our free enterprise economy.