Colby Fitschen

Executive Assistant | Senior People Partner


Reach out to Colby for speaking inquiries, press and media requests, as well as for help connecting with John Burns.

Colby is John Burns’s executive assistant, and helps manage his calendar, travel, and speaking engagements. She also works on JBREC’s People and Culture Team focusing on employee engagement and retention, cultivating a best-in-class culture, and JBREC’s internal health and wellness initiatives.

Past Experience

  • Paraplanner and Licensed Office Professional for Thrivent Financial
  • Business Development Associate for C.W. Driver


  • BA in Political Science and American Government from Chapman University

Fun fact

Colby is a certified SCUBA diver and would spend all summer underwater if she could! She is also a die-hard baseball fan and believes there are life lessons to be learned from the game.