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Hampton, Virginia
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Interview Date: 12/5/2016

Corporate executive B. Keith “B.K.” Fulton was born January 10, 1966, in Hampton, Virginia, to Flora Lee and Bennie Fulton. He earned his B.S. degree in urban affairs and planning from Virginia Polytechnic and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia in 1989, in addition to his professional certification in public policy analysis and management from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 1991, Fulton earned his M.S. degree in urban policy and management from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy in New York City. Fulton earned his J.D. degree in 1998 from New York Law School, where he concentrated in electronic commerce, intellectual property and telecommunications law.

Between 1991 and 2000, Fulton founded and directed the National Urban League’s Technology Programs and Policy Office, for which he developed the League’s strategic technology vision for its national office and 115 local affiliates. Fulton’s technology initiatives included the development of nationwide Technology and Access Centers, an Urban Technology Summit and a CD-ROM explaining the Internet – for use by students, parents and teachers in Midwestern public schools. Fulton was appointed executive director of corporate outreach at America Online (AOL) in 2000, before becoming vice president of AOL Time Warner, Inc. Foundation and vice president of AOL Time Warner, Inc.’s corporate relations division. Between 2003 and 2004, Fulton served as senior policy analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Policy Analysis and Development. He became vice president of strategic alliances for Verizon Communications, Inc. in 2004. In 2014, Fulton became president of Verizon West Virginia and was recognized among the nation’s “50 Most Important African Americans in Technology.” In collaboration with former AOL Time Warner, Inc. colleague Jerry Craft, Fulton authored Shauna, a children’s book inspired by his relationship with his younger sister who has Rett Syndrome, in 2015. In 2016, Fulton and his wife, Jacquelyn E. Stone, established the B. Keith Fulton and Jacquelyn E. Stone S.T.E.A.M. Endowed Scholarship at Virginia Tech to provide support to underrepresented undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering, architecture or mathematics. Also in 2016, he became the chairman of dityApps.com, an app and web developer, and Chairman of Ario L.L.C., a company specializing in augmented reality software.

Fulton is a board member of Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Per Scholas, Gifts in Kind International and Howard University’s School of Communications. Since the 1990s, he has been a well-known contributor to symposia, discussions and articles relevant to the Digital Divide.

Fulton is married to Jacquelyn E. Stone, and the couple have twin boys, Joshua and Terrell.

B. Keith “B.K.” Fulton was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on December 5, 2016.

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