Chairman, Ario, LLC, J&F Alliance Group, & dityApps.com
B.K. Fulton
Chairman, Ario, LLC, J&F Alliance Group, & dityApps.com
B. Keith Fulton is Chairman of Ario, LLC, J&F Alliance Group, and dityApps.com (inventors of the world’s first Ophthalmologist approved digital reading glasses app – EZ Reader). Previously, he was Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Region for Verizon Communications, Inc. ($5.5B Rev.) and President of Verizon West Virginia ($400M Rev.). At Verizon VA ($3.5B Rev.), “B.K.” lead a team of more than 10,000 men and women in Virginia and was responsible for fiscal oversight and developing and executing Verizon’s governmental affairs, legislative strategies and public affairs initiatives in Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Delaware. He has held senior, leadership, technology and policy development posts with the U.S. Department of Commerce, AOL Time Warner and the National Urban League. BK was named a business History Maker in 2017 and his story will be permanently archived with other business and civic contributors at the Library of Congress and major universities. In the same year, he wrote the screenplay “Love’s Insurrection” – a movie about faith, hope and love. In 2015, he authored a popular children’s book, Shauna, about his little sister who has Rett Syndrome. In 2011, B.K. was named one of the “50 Most Influential African-Americans in Technology”. BK is a Computer World/Smithsonian international technology laureate medal recipient. His influential papers on technology are permanently archived at the Smithsonian Institute. BK holds a Bachelor’s degree in urban affairs and planning with two years of computer engineering and architecture (Virginia Tech), a Master of Science degree in management and policy analysis (Harvard/New School-Milano - Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship recipient), and a Juris Doctorate in intellectual property, electronic commerce and electronic communications law (New York Law School – Outstanding Communications Law Student award recipient). He serves on the boards of Norfolk State University, Bon Secours Health Systems, Towne Bank and numerous other civic, social and business boards.