Alonzo Fulgham

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Alonzo Fulgham is the former Acting Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). On January 27, 2009, he was appointed by President Barack Obama as Acting Administrator of USAID, replacing Henrietta Fore. Prior to this appointment, from 2006 to 2009 served as Chief Operating Officer of USAID.

He more recently served as Vice President to International Relief and Development (IRD). IRD is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization responsible for implementing relief stabilization and development programs worldwide. During his tenure at IRD, Fulgham was responsible for execution and strategic business initiatives that cut across IRD’s operations, program development and emerging business services areas.

In July 2012, Fulgham was named Vice President for Strategy and Sustainable International Development at CH2M HILL.

Early life and education[edit]

Alonzo grew up in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston and graduated from Hyde Park High School in Boston. He was a stand-out varsity athlete and graduated in 1976. After high school he attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in business and economics and in 2001 obtained a Master of Arts from the National Defense University[1] in Washington, DC.


Alonzo lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and three children.


  1. ^ Boston Sunday Globe, Foreign Service Worker Inspired by Childhood in Boston, July 3, 2005.
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and Administrator,