Leadership

Carol Fulp President and CEO

Carol Fulp is President and CEO of The Partnership, Inc., New England’s premier organization dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness of the region by attracting, developing, retaining and convening multicultural professionals. During its 30 year history, The Partnership has collaborated with nearly 300 corporations who have sponsored more than 4,000 multicultural executives and professionals in the

Carol Fulp is President and CEO of The Partnership, Inc., New England’s premier organization dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness of the region by attracting, developing, retaining and convening multicultural professionals. During its 30 year history, The Partnership has collaborated with nearly 300 corporations who have sponsored more than 4,000 multicultural executives and professionals in the organization’s innovative leadership development programming. Fulp has expanded offerings by creating the C-Suite Program for multicultural executives at the highest levels of corporations. The program was launched last summer at the home of former Governor Deval Patrick and First Lady Diane Patrick and subsequently they have become co-chairs of this program.

Prior to The Partnership, Fulp was Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Brand Management at John Hancock Financial. Here she led the company’s marketing and sponsorships departments, while directing the company’s $12 million philanthropic giving program. Under her leadership, the company created the largest corporate summer jobs program of its kind in the country and received the Points of Light Foundation’s Corporate Excellence Award. Previously, Fulp was the Director of Community Programming and Human Resources for WCVB, the ABC-TV Boston affiliate. She also served as the Corporate Employee Relations Manager for the Gillette Company.

Given her leadership in business and 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 de Jongh appointed her as a trustee of the University of the Virgin Islands and Mayor Walsh appointed her as a trustee of the Boston Public Library and as a member of the City of Boston Compensation Advisory Board. Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg also appointed Fulp to her Advisory Committee on Wage Equality.

Fulp serves on the board of trustees for Eastern Bank and as well as the board of directors for American Student Assistance Corporation, where she chaired the search committee for their president. Her civic involvement includes the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board and trustee of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation. At the Kennedy Library she co-chaired the Profile in Courage Awards Dinner and was a panelist at the JFK Library Symposium in Tokyo, Japan, hosted by Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and keynoted by President Bill Clinton. In addition, she is on the board of directors of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston University and Citizen’s United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), where she serves as the Chair of the Strategic Communications Committee. She is also a founding co-chair of the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the largest professional women’s conference in the country, attracting 10,000 attendees annually.

Fulp was a member of the Obama for America National Finance Committee.  She also served as a finance co-chair for Governor Patrick’s re-election campaign.  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, Anti-Defamation League’s Women of Valor Award, Massachusetts Democratic Party’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award, Boston Bar Foundation’s Public Service Award, Manulife Corporation’s Global Citizen Award, United Nations of Greater Boston Global Leaders Award and South African Partners Corporate Citizen Award.  Boston Business Journal has listed Fulp as one of the “50 Most Influential Bostonians” and in 2015 Boston Magazine listed her as one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Boston.”

Fulp is a graduate of the University of the State of New York.  She is a recipient of an honorary doctorate of law from New England Law Boston and a honorary doctorate from Salem State University. She is married to C. Bernard Fulp, Chairman of Go-Biz Solutions and Founder of Middlesex Bank & Trust Company. They reside in Boston.

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Maureen Alphonse-Charles Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Maureen Alphonse-Charles is the Senior Vice President & COO of The Partnership, Inc. She is responsible for overseeing internal functions and the daily operations of the organization as well as the management of The Partnership’s programs. Maureen is a graduate of the Next Generation Executive Program and the Fellows Program of The Partnership. Prior to

Maureen Alphonse-Charles is the Senior Vice President & COO of The Partnership, Inc. She is responsible for overseeing internal functions and the daily operations of the organization as well as the management of The Partnership’s programs. Maureen is a graduate of the Next Generation Executive Program and the Fellows Program of The Partnership.

Prior to joining The Partnership, Alphonse-Charles served as Vice President of Talent Acquisition at City Year. Before joining City Year in 2011, she served as Managing Director at Horton International, LLC, a global search firm where she worked on building the firm’s financial services and philanthropic practices. Prior, she was partner and co-head of the Diversity Practice at Whitehead Mann Pendleton James, where she recruited senior management and board-level executives for organizations including the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). Prior to her work with Whitehead Mann Pendleton James, Alphonse-Charles was Assistant Treasurer of the Private Banking Division at Swiss Bank Corporation. She also worked at several Asset Management firms.

As an active participant in many civic, business and community affairs, Alphonse-Charles has been honored by the Boston Junior Chamber of Commerce as one of the ten most outstanding young leaders in Boston and twice-nominated as a top recruitment expert by Boston’s Women’s Business Journal. Most recently, Alphonse-Charles was honored by the Boston Business Journal as a Local Woman of Influence. Additionally, she has served multiple times on the regional selection committee for the White House Fellows Program.

Alphonse-Charles serves on the Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and recently joined the Board of Overseers for Boston University. She is currently Vice President of the Board of The Boston Club and has founded and chaired the Diversity/Inclusion Committee. She has been on the Nominating Committee of the Board of Overseers for WGBH. Alphonse-Charles has served as an Overseer of the New England Conservatory of Music. She has chaired the Board of the Boston Center for Community & Justice, and has served as president of its signature program’s alumni organization, the Lead Boston Community Board. Her other community activities have included Tufts Alumni Association, Boston University School of Management, The Epiphany School, and the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP).

Alphonse-Charles holds a B.A., from Boston University (Magna Cum Laude) and an M.A.L.D. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Originally a Caribbean native from Jamaica and Panama, she resides in Milton with her spouse, who is an ophthalmologist, and two children.

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