GLENS FALLS — Glens Falls resident Cate Fitzgerald was recognized by her employer, Navient, with the Navient Solutions Navigator Award. The award recognizes an employee who demonstrates one or more of Navient’s core values: customer-centricity, proactivity, leadership, stability, integrity and innovation.

Fitzgerald, who manages employee communications, is the driving force behind the company’s efforts to support employee engagement at work and in the community. She develops communication plans, writes employee newsletters and directs community relations strategies.

Recently, Fitzgerald was instrumental in the creation of My Navient Wellbeing, an online hub that offers Navient’s 7,000 employees a multitude of benefit resources and encourages wellness habits. Fitzgerald was nominated for the award by teammates who cited her important role in the design of the website and her dedication and enthusiasm throughout the implementation process.

With a tenure of 12 years, she is also responsible for the organization’s charitable efforts, including managing the Navient Foundation, the company-sponsored philanthropic fund; and employee activity committees, which oversee employee-led volunteer efforts in Navient communities.

In her spare time, Fitzgerald enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and traveling.

Navient is a leading asset management and business processing services company, headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.


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