Carnegie Mellon University

Alonzo Fulgham

Senior Vice President, International Development, CH2M Hill


Alonzo L. Fulgham joined CH2M HILL in June 2012 and is leading strategic planning and business development efforts to identify and secure new international development opportunities in targeted project geographies worldwide.  Mr. Fulgham is helping CH2M HILL expand its role as a trusted provider of complex, sustainable solutions that promote public health and security in the face of extreme environmental challenges.

His experience in global strategic planning, business development, project design, and business operations includes more than 20 years with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where, after serving as the Agency’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Fulgham was appointed by President Obama as Acting Administrator in January 2009. In this role, Mr. Fulgham managed a diverse, $15 billion portfolio in more than 88 countries, developing solutions to address a broad range of challenges including: climate change resiliency and remediation; food security and land management; health access and continued HIV/AIDS response; and sustainable economic development in emerging economies and fragile states. Following USAID, Mr. Fulgham joined International Relief and Development (IRD) as Vice President and led the global strategy and operations for securing non-USG business in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

After a remarkable career in public service, Mr. Fulgham explains his decision to join CH2M HILL: “I wanted to work with an organization that can continue to add value to the development equation. Services CH2M HILL has perfected domestically are extremely important to the long-term sustainability of developing nations. I sense there is a healthy balance between competition and collaboration as the firm seeks to solve complex engineering problems in the face of extreme infrastructure, environment, and climate change challenges. There are tremendous opportunities for growth, and I am looking forward to contributing to our future success.”

Mr. Fulgham holds an M.A. in National Security Strategy and Resource Management from the National Defense University and a B.A. in Business and Economics from Fisk University. He serves on the Board of Directors for Malaria No More, GRM International, the Futures Group, and the Women Thrive Worldwide. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; has worked and lived overseas in countries including Afghanistan, Swaziland, Jordan, Serbia, Montenegro, Georgia, and Azerbaijan; and began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Haiti.