Craig Fuller

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Craig Fuller is a Director of the medication therapy management company PharmMD, a position he was appointed to in August 2007. [1] He also works at the PR firm APCO Worldwide, as a member of APCO's International Advisory Council and executive vice president; [2] and serves on the advisory board of the Aspen Institute's Health Stewardship Project. [3]

Prior to joining PharmMD, Fuller had worked been an adviser to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, a senior campaign advisor to Bush/Quayle's losing 1992 Presidential campaign and as chairman of the 1992 Republican National Convention. He has been the president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, senior vice president for corporate affairs at Philip Morris Companies and head of the board of directors practice at Korn/Ferry International. Fuller has also worked for various PR firms including The Wexler Group, Hill & Knowlton and Burson-Marsteller. [4]

Republican roots

A biographical note states that Fuller worked "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." [5] "Upon leaving the White House, Fuller joined The Wexler Group, later acquired by Hill & Knowlton, where he served as president of its U.S. operations and head of worldwide public affairs," it states. [6]

Working for Phillip Morris

In 1992 Fuller was appointed as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Philip Morris (PM).

Using his knowledge of how government agencies and processes work, Fuller described to the PM Board of Directors a strategy to "slow down the [1992] environmental tobacco smoke risk assessment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency," a formalized description of the health effects of exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke. In his capacity as VP of Corporate Affairs at PM, Craig Fuller was also kept apprised of the activities of the National Smokers Alliance, a "smokers rights" group clandestinely organized and funded by PM. [1] [2][3]

Life after PM

A biographical note states that after leaving PM Fuller "led the board of directors practice at Korn/Ferry International and served as vice chairman of Burson-Marsteller." [7]

SourceWatch resources

References

  1. PharmMD, "Craig Fuller Joins PharmMD Board", Media Release, PR Newswire, August 20, 2007.
  2. "Craig L. Fuller," APCO Worldwide, accessed January 2008.
  3. Press release, "Christine Todd Whitman, Julie Gerberding and Joseph Hogan Join Mark Ganz to Lead Aspen Institute Health Stewardship Project," Aspen Institute via PR Newswire, January 14, 2008.
  4. PharmMD, "Craig Fuller Joins PharmMD Board", Media Release, PR Newswire, August 20, 2007.
  5. PharmMD, "Craig Fuller Joins PharmMD Board", Media Release, PR Newswire, August 20, 2007.
  6. PharmMD, "Craig Fuller Joins PharmMD Board", Media Release, PR Newswire, August 20, 2007.
  7. PharmMD, "Craig Fuller Joins PharmMD Board", Media Release, PR Newswire, August 20, 2007.
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