Fulgham, fluent in Creole and Spanish, has previously served on the HELP Commission, a Congressional commission charged with recommending improvements to US foreign assistance. He is currently on the board of directors for the Society for International Development.
Fulgham joined USAID in 1989 as a Private Sector Advisor in Swaziland, and was selected as an International Development Intern in 1992. During his time at USAID, Fulgham has served a number of posts in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Afghanistan, Serbia and Montenegro. He served most recently as Mission Director in Afghanistan, where his work won him a Presidential Meritorious Rank Award.
Fulgham holds a BS from Fisk University and a Master of Arts from the National Defense University.