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B. K. Fulton

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Corporate Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Fish
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere with my wife
Favorite Quote:
God Blesses Us All To Turn Our Dreams And Ideas Into Their Tangible Equivalents. We Must Have The Faith, Be Willing To Do The Work, And Expect The Outcome.

Birthplace

Born:
1/10/1966
Birth Location:
Hampton, Virginia

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Corporate Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Fish
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere with my wife
Favorite Quote:
God Blesses Us All To Turn Our Dreams And Ideas Into Their Tangible Equivalents. We Must Have The Faith, Be Willing To Do The Work, And Expect The Outcome.

Birthplace

Born:
1/10/1966
Birth Location:
Hampton
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Biography

Corporate executive B. Keith “B.K.” Fulton was born on 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 received 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 went on to earn 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 directed the National Urban League’s Technology Programs and Policy Office, where his initiatives included the development of technology and access centers and an urban technology summit. Fulton was appointed executive director of corporate outreach at America Online (AOL) in 2000, before becoming vice president of corporate relations at the newly merged AOL Time Warner, Inc. in 2001. Between 2003 and 2004, Fulton served as a senior policy analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Policy Analysis and Development. He became the vice president of strategic alliances for Verizon Communications, Inc. in 2004, and the president of Verizon West Virginia in 2014. 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. In collaboration with his former AOL Time Warner, Inc. colleague Jerry Craft, Fulton also authored a children’s book entitled Shauna, inspired by his relationship with his younger sister who has Rett Syndrome, published in 2015.

Fulton served on the board of Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Per Scholas, Gifts in Kind International and Howard University’s School of Communications. In 2016, Fulton 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. He is also the Chairman and CEO of Soulidifly Productions, a full feature film, TV, and stage production and investment company.

Fulton and his wife, Jacquelyn E. Stone, have twin sons, Joshua and Terrell.

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

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - B. K. Fulton lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - B. K. Fulton describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - B. K. Fulton describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - B. K. Fulton talks about how his parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - B. K. Fulton describes his likeness to his parents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - B. K. Fulton talks about his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - B. K. Fulton talks about his childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - B. K. Fulton describes his early educational experiences, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - B. K. Fulton describes his early educational experiences, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - B. K. Fulton talks about the diversity of Newport News, Virginia
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - B. K. Fulton remembers his early interest in sports
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - B. K. Fulton describes his sister's Rett's syndrome diagnosis
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - B. K. Fulton talks about caring for his sister
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - B.K. Fulton describes his early experiences of religion
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - B.K. Fulton recalls his introduction to computers
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - B.K. Fulton remembers Denbigh High School in Newport News, Virginia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - B.K. Fulton talks about his early career aspirations
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - B.K. Fulton remembers Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - B.K. Fulton describes the engineering program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - B.K. Fulton remembers improving his academic standing
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - B.K. Fulton recalls his mentors at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - B. K. Fulton remembers his architectural studies
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - B. K. Fulton recalls receiving the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - B. K. Fulton describes his thesis at The New School for Social Research in New York City
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - B. K. Fulton recalls graduating from the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy in New York City
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - B. K. Fulton talks about the President's Distinguished Internship
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - B. K. Fulton remembers his early networking
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - B. K. Fulton describes his early career at the National Urban League, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - B. K. Fulton describes his early career at the National Urban League, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - B. K. Fulton describes the technological leadership of the National Urban League
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - B. K. Fulton recalls his experiences in executive training
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - B. K. Fulton remembers creating technology centers with the National Urban League
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - B. K. Fulton reflects upon his accomplishments at the National Urban League
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - B. K. Fulton remembers his congressional testimony on the digital divide
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - B. K. Fulton recalls his decision to attend the New York Law School in New York City
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - B. K. Fulton talks about his marriages
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - B. K. Fulton describes his focus at New York Law School in New York City
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - B. K. Fulton talks about his development as a writer
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - B. K. Fulton recalls joining America Online, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - B. K. Fulton remembers the preparations for Y2K
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - B. K. Fulton recalls his role as executive director of corporate outreach at America Online, Inc., pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - B. K. Fulton recalls his role as executive director of corporate outreach at America Online, Inc., pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - B. K. Fulton remembers the merger of America Online, Inc. and Time Warner, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - B. K. Fulton talks about the development of the Internet
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - B. K. Fulton recalls his role as vice president of corporate relations at Time Warner, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - B. K. Fulton remembers being hired at Verizon Communications, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - B. K. Fulton describes his work at Verizon West Virginia, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - B. K. Fulton reflects upon his career
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - B. K. Fulton remembers his promotion at Verizon Communications, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - B. K. Fulton talks about his civic engagement in Virginia
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - B. K. Fulton talks about his wife, Jacquelyn E. Stone
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - B. K. Fulton talks about his retirement, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - B.K. Fulton describes his children's book, 'Shauna'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - B.K. Fulton talks about his retirement, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - B.K. Fulton talks about his current business partnerships
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - B.K. Fulton reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - B.K. Fulton describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - B.K. Fulton describes his business philosophy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - B.K. Fulton talks about his family
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - B.K. Fulton reflects upon his legacy and how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - B.K. Fulton narrates his photographs