Mike Fullerton is senior director of public affairs at Brand USA, the nation's public-private partnership dedicated to increasing international visitation to the United States through marketing and promotional efforts.
In this role, Mike represents Brand USA and keeps key stakeholders and others apprised of the work of Brand USA by responding to requests for information and providing timely updates. These stakeholder groups include Congress, the Departments of Commerce, Interior, Homeland Security, state and local governments, and various travel and tourism industry associations.
Mike spent nearly a decade of service in the United States federal government at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Commerce. While at both departments, Mike worked with Congress, governors, mayors, law enforcement, international partners, and the private sector. While at Homeland Security, Mike worked on the Secure Borders Open Doors Advisory Committee, a joint DHS/State Departmental effort to keep the country safe while also welcoming. The advisory committee was comprised of leaders from tourism, security experts, and associations concerned with trade and representatives from airports and airlines. At the Commerce Department, Mike worked with the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries on Congressional outreach.
Mike has consulted for several companies in the homeland security sector and has worked with several law enforcement associations, serving on the National Sheriffs' Association Homeland Security and Immigration and Border Security Committees.
Mike graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.