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. 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 twelve million dollar philanthropic giving program. 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 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 as well as the board of directors for American Student Assistance Corporation. Her civic involvement includes the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board and trustee of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation. In addition, she is on the board of directors of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston University and Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE). She is also a founding co-chair of the Massachusetts Conference for Women.