WASHINGTON, D.C.—Craig Fuller, a former assistant to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, is joining APCO Worldwide as an executive vice president in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Fuller will also serve as a member of the firm’s international advisory council.
Since arriving in Washington, D.C., in 1981, Fuller held leading positions in government, business and the association community. He served for eight years in the White House as assistant to President Reagan for cabinet affairs and then as chief of staff to Vice President George H. W. Bush. Later, he was a principal with the Washington-based Wexler Group, president of worldwide public affairs and U.S. president for Hill & Knowlton, and vice chairman of Burson-Marsteller. He also led the board of directors practice and Korn/Ferry International.
Fuller served as a corporate officer and senior vice president for corporate affairs at Philip Morris Company. Prior to establishing his own firm this past year, he was president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, working on major health care policy issues over the past several years with 200 leading retail organizations and 1,000 manufacturers and suppliers to the industry.
With regular interviews on politics and public affairs as well as weekly and monthly electronic columns, Fuller is a frequent commentator and speaker on a wide range of topics. Fuller serves on the board of Stillwater Mining Company and is a director of the United States Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber Foundation.
Fuller will be available as a senior adviser to APCO’s clients as well as to clients joining APCO from The Fuller Company who will now have a wider range of services available.