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James Fulton is a seasoned administrator and business professional and entrepreneur with approximately 25 years of experience in Accounting, Finance, Operations, Tax Planning, Small Business Consulting/Coaching, Grants Management, Nonprofit Management and Education Management.  He has served as CEO, COO and CFO  for several educational and nonprofit agencies including Louisiana Technical College, Second Harvest Food Bank and Choice Foundation.  He also has founded and is currently running several small businesses under the J.J. Fulton Companies umbrella.

Since 2007, James has served in several capacities at Choice Foundation, a New Orleans-based charter school management organization.    He currently serves as the Foundation’s CEO.  He has also previously served in dual capacities as the Foundation’s chief financial officer and chief operations officer providing leadership for all non-academic functions of the organization including accounting, budgeting, finance, grants management, data management, human resources, audit & compliance, facilities management, student transportation, food service management and information technology management. 
Since graduating from Pittsburg State University with a bachelors degree in accounting (1996) and the University of New Orleans with a masters in business administration (2003), James has been a trusted resource for nonprofits, educational institutions, entrepreneurs and small businesses alike.   James also has served on the boards of local nonprofits including the 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans, Spottswood Community Development Corporation and Leading Educators.

James grew up in the historic Orange Mound neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee and lived in poverty all of his childhood.  He is a proud product of the Memphis Public School System and is committed to ensuring that all students with similar backgrounds are afforded the same or better educational, business and life opportunities that he has been fortunate enough to receive.

A former college basketball player at Pittsburg State University, James believes whole hardly in the core team principles of organization, communication, collaboration, conflict resolution and support.   

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