Chip Fulghum

As CEO of Endeavors, Charles “Chip” Fulghum leads a national service organization of nearly 2,000 employees.

Based in San Antonio, Texas, Endeavors provides community-based housing services, Veteran family mental health and wellness clinics, emergency disaster response, and humanitarian support for migrant families and unaccompanied children across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Endeavors has assisted vulnerable people in crisis since its founding by five San Antonio churches in 1969.

Fulghum joined Endeavors as its COO in 2019, before being promoted to President & COO in 2022. He accepted the role of CEO in January 2024, affirming his dedication to the organization’s mission of service.

An accomplished senior executive with more than 35 years of federal experience, Fulghum is a proven leader who can integrate and manage complex efforts.

Fulghum served as a U.S. Air Force officer for 28 years, rising to the rank of Colonel. After his Air Force career, Fulghum built a successful career within the Department of Homeland Security, where he oversaw all aspects of the Department’s management programs, including financial, human capital, information technology, procurement, security and asset management. 

Beginning first as the Budget Director within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and later confirmed by the Senate as the Department’s CFO, Fulghum had stewardship of internal controls to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse across DHS, leading to the formulation and execution of the Department’s $90B budget. 

As his career progressed with the DHS, Fulghum was named Deputy Under Secretary for Management, where he provided support and guidance to the department’s acquisition oversight process and represented DHS in a number of management-related inter-agency committees. Fulghum also twice served as the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Secretary, followed by his appointment as the Acting Under Secretary for Management, the Department’s number three official.

In 2019, Fulghum was recognized as a Presidential Rank Award honoree and a Distinguished Executive for his exemplary service as Deputy Under Secretary for Management at the DHS.

He is a graduate of the Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, Professional Military Comptroller School, and Squadron Officer School. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

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