B. Keith Fulton is Chairman of Ario, LLC and Soulidifly Productions, LLC. He also led a team of developers that invented the EZ Reader – the world’s first Ophthalmologist approved digital reading glasses app. Prior to becoming a full-time writer and entrepreneur, BK 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.), he led 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 and he founded Soulidifly Productions, a full-feature film, stage and TV investment and production company designed to promote a more inclusive narrative in major media. 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 and a Sloan Fellow. His influential papers on technology and community building are permanently archived at the Smithsonian Institute.