James Fitzpatrick

Board Member

Owner & Publisher, San Diego Magazine

James Fitzpatrick

Jim is the owner and publisher of San Diego Magazine, LLC. He reacquired the magazine in 2010 and has since increased circulation by 50% and advertising by 500%. During his tenure, Jim launched the custom publishing division of San Diego Magazine, which works with numerous organizations, such as Rady Children’s Hospital and the University of San Diego, to create unique publications that showcase their local impact.

A longtime civic leader, Jim is also involved in multiple organizations through committee and board service, including the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Hall of Champions and San Diego Downtown Rotary.

A former U.S. Air Force pilot, Jim holds a master’s degree in business administration from Golden Gate University and a bachelor’s degree in science from Valparaiso University. Jim also received the 2000 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the City and Regional Magazine Association Lifetime Achievement Award and the San Diego Diabetes Association Father of the Year Award.