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Carol Fulp is President and CEO of The Partnership, Inc., New England’s premier organization dedicated to leadership development and talent management solutions for professionals of color. During its 25 year history, The Partnership has consulted with 250 corporations, in addition nearly 3,000 professionals of color have participated in its innovative programming.
Prior to her appointment to the Partnership, Fulp was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Brand Initiatives at John Hancock Financial. There she led the company’s $12 million philanthropic giving program and created the largest corporate summer jobs program of its kind in the country. Under her leadership the company received the Points of Light Foundation’s Corporate Excellence Award. Fulp previously was the Director of Community Programming and Human Resources for WCVB-TV and she also served as the Corporate Employee Relations Manager for the Gillette Company.
Given her leadership in public service, President Obama appointed Fulp as a Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-fifth Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Governor Patrick appointed her as a trustee to the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Governor de Jongh appointed her as a trustee of the University of the Virgin Island and Mayor Menino appointed her as a trustee for the Boston Public Library.
Fulp also serves on the board of directors of American Student Assistance Corporation. Her civic boards include the Women’s Leadership Board of the Harvard Kennedy School and she is a trustee of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation, where she co-chaired the Profile in Courage Awards Dinner. In addition, she is a founding co-chair of the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the largest women’s conference in the country, attracting 7,000 attendees each year.
Fulp is a member of the Obama For America National Finance Committee, and a co-chair of its African–American Leadership Council. She was a founding member of the 2008 Obama for America New England Committee. She also served as a finance chair for Governor Patrick’s re-election campaign. And she was also appointed by Mayor Menino as co-chair of the Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention held in Boston.
She is the recipient of many honors including the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award, Museum of Afro-American History’s Living Legend Award, the Anti-Defamation League’s Women of Valor Award, the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award, Manulife Corporation’s Global Citizens Award and the United Nations of Greater Boston Global Leaders Award. In 2011, Boston Magazine listed her as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Boston”.
Fulp is a graduate of the University of the State of New York and is married to C. Bernard Fulp, Chairman of Go-Biz Solutions and Founder of Middlesex Bank Trust Company. They reside in Boston.