Craig L. Fuller
Craig L. Fuller is currently the President & CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). He was Philip Morris' top spokesman in 1994.(Wall Street Journal, 6-3-94) He was also a Philip Morris Vice President. He also served as Vice President Bush's (first Bush administration) Chief of Staff.
"Craig L. Fuller, the president and chief executive officer of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), is based in the organization’s headquarters in Frederick, Maryland...
"Mr. Fuller was executive vice president of APCO Worldwide prior to joining AOPA and was based in APCO’s Washington, D.C., office. He remains a member of the APCO Worldwide International Advisory Council.
"Mr. Fuller is former president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores....
.In 1981, when he first arrived in Washington, D.C., Mr. Fuller 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. He later served as co-director of President-elect Bush’s transition team.
"Upon leaving the White House to enter the private sector, Mr. Fuller joined The Wexler Group, later acquired by Hill & Knowlton, where he served as president of its U.S. operat"ons and head of worldwide public affairs. In 1992, he was named senior vice president for corporate affairs at Philip Morris Companies. He also led the board of directors practice at Korn/Ferry International and served as vice chairman of Burson-Marsteller.
"With regular interviews on politics and public affairs, as well as weekly and monthly online columns, Mr. Fuller is a frequent commentator and speaker on a wide range of topics. He is a director of the United States Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber Foundation. Additionally, he is a trustee of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, and served for 10 years as a trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts." 
Craig Fuller was born circa 1951 and got a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of California Los Angeles in 1973 and a Masters degree in Urban Affairs from Occidental College in 1974.
According to a biographical profile he was Managing Director & Chairman of Global Board Services at Korn/Ferry International, an executive search firm in Washington, DC before joining NACDS.
"With an extensive background in federal affairs, Fuller served for eight years in the White House as Assistant to the President for Cabinet Affairs for President Ronald Reagan and then as Chief of Staff to Vice President George Bush. He later served as Co-Director of President-elect Bush's Presidential transition team," it states.
"Upon leaving the White House to enter the private sector, Fuller was named President of The Wexler Group, subsequently acquired by Hill & Knowlton where Fuller served as President of its US Operations and head of worldwide public affairs. In 1992 he was named Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs at Philip Morris Companies and also served as Chairman of the 1992 Republican National Convention", his biogrpahical note states.
"He subsequently joined Burson-Marsteller, serving as Vice Chairman before leaving to join Korn/Ferry. Among his civic and community activities, Fuller is a trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the George Bush Presidential Library. He also serves on the board of Capital Automotive REIT. Fuller is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, where he earned a BS in Political Science, and Occidental College, where he earned a Master's Degree in Urban Affairs," it states.
- Director, Stillwater Mining Company
Resources and articles
- Stonebridge International, "Board of Advisors: Craig L. Fuller", undated, accessed February 25, 2004.
- Jeffrey Young, "Top lobbyist makes offer to step aside", The Hill, March 15, 2006.
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