Ms. Laurie Fitch (YAB ’91)
Ms. Laurie Fitch is a senior advisor at PJT Partners, an advisory-led investment bank. She is a trusted adviser to senior decision-makers at some of the world’s most respected companies, with a focus on industrials, utilities and the energy transition. Before joining PJT, she was co-head of Morgan Stanley’s Global Industrials Group. Early in her career, she was a banker in the Middle East and Africa division of the Bank of New York. She is board chair of the George Washington University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, the only academic center in the United States focused exclusively on the Arab world. She is also a member of the finance and operations and audit subcommittees of the Tate Board of Trustees in London. Fitch spent a year abroad at AUC in 1991 and graduated with a BA in Arabic and Middle East studies from the American University in Washington, D.C.; she received an MA in Arab studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.