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Bill Fitzgerald

Bill Fitzgerald has served as a Board member of Domus Pacis Family Respite since December 2020.

Bill holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.  Bill served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ascent Capital Group, Inc., until April 2018 and Chairman until August 2019. Ascent Capital was a public holding company, the principal asset of which was Monitronics International, dba Brinks Home Security, which served more than a million households.  He was named Chairman of Ascent Media Group, the predecessor company, in August 2000. He is currently a director at Piper Sandler Companies.

He has served as a director of Expedia, Inc., TripAdvisor, Inc., Game Show Network, True Position, and Cablevision Systems Corp and served as Chairman of On Command Corporation.  Bill previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for AT&T Broadband, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Partnership Relations for TCI, and Senior Vice President and partner at Daniels & Associates, an investment banking firm to the communications industry.  He began his career as a commercial banker at The First National Bank of Chicago.

Bill served on the board of The Catholic Foundation of Northern Colorado and was a founding director of the St Sebastian Project Denver, which provides assistance to some 20 Colorado catholic schools’ athletic programs. 

Bill and his wife Paula began their journey together in the mid-1970’s in the Chicago suburb of Barrington; they were married and started their family of three there before moving to Colorado in 1988.  They now have three grandchildren in Denver and are parishioners at Most Precious Blood Church in Denver.  Bill and Paula love Colorado and enjoy a home in the Vail Valley.  They love spending family time there skiing, hiking and golfing.

Moved by the mission of DPFR, Bill and Paula have been supporters for many years.  Bill witnessed the value of a family respite through a friend of many years whose family had a family respite first for her sister, then, a couple years later, for her; she cherished the experience she and her family had in Breckenridge.


Job Title: 
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer - Retired
Denver, Colorado
Ascent Capital Group, Inc