Beth Fitzsimmons, Ph.D.

Information Strategists, LLC

Dr. Beth Fitzsimmons founded Information Strategists, LLC, in 1987, a company that provides a full range of information services for high tech companies.  It features the development of technical information centers, corporate information audits, electronic online and Internet information resources, database creation and maintenance, customized market research, and patent searches.  Clients include scientists, engineers, marketing specialists and executives of major U.S. corporations.

Dr. Fitzsimmons earned a degree in Chemistry from Simmons College, an MLS from the University of Albany and in 2001 she earned her doctorate in Public Policy specializing in Information Policy from George Mason University.  Her dissertation was entitled “Knowledge Spillovers from Joint Government-Industry supported Research: A Case-Study from the Automotive Industry”.

In February, 2011, Dr. Fitzsimmons was appointed Regent at Eastern Michigan University by Governor Rick Snyder and currently she chairs two standing committees—Student Advisory Committee and Educational Policy Committee.  She serves on the Board of Visitors at the University of Albany and recently served on the Board of Visitors (SILS) at UNC (Chapel Hill) and the Department of Commerce NTIS Advisory Board.  She was elected a member of the Knowledge Trust and is a member of the American Chemical Society and served on its Committee on Patents and Related Matters (CPRM).