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Erin Fuller, FASAE, CAE Honored by American University

(McLean, VA, October 28, 2015) American University recently announced that Erin M. Fuller, FASAE, CAE, Coulter president and managing director, association management & consulting, MCI Group, is the recipient of its 2015 Alumni Eagle Award. This prestigious award recognizes alumni who have rendered outstanding service to the university and/or the Alumni Association.

“This award is extremely meaningful to me because of my deep alumni connection to American University,” said Fuller. “It’s been an honor to serve on AU’s Alumni Board and transform alumni programs and philanthropic efforts into longstanding activities that will help advance the university for years to come.”
Fuller serves as president of the Coulter Companies, a management, events, consulting and marketing firm. She joined Coulter as a senior associate in 2002 and was appointed president in 2009. Erin leads Coulter’s team of more than 90 professionals who focus on nonprofit management and assesses business development and partnership opportunities.

“Throughout her tenure at Coulter, Erin has delivered expert guidance in transforming high-profile national and international nonprofit organizations,” said Tom Gibson, Coulter CEO. “Erin’s leadership and ability to transform clients from good to great also reflect in her strategic advising of American University’s alumni relations and programs, and her deep enthusiasm for AU will continue to impact the university in the future.”

Fuller is an avid supporter of the AU community. She is a member of both the SOC Dean’s Council and the SPA Dean’s Council and is a former president of the AU Alumni Board. As president of the Alumni Board, she successfully transformed the Alumni Board into a thriving organization. She stewarded new programs, such as student-alumni dinners, and increased the board in membership, stature, and in philanthropic dollars. She is also a tremendous advocate for faculty and students in the Women and Politics Institute. She is a frequent guest lecturer in WPI classes, a member of the institute’s Director’s Circle, and a supporter of WPI through philanthropic gifts.


Coulter increases the market relevance, brand power and economic capacity of socially-principled, high-potential nonprofit organizations. Coulter provides association management services with comprehensive headquarters solutions and project-based outsourcing for trade, professional and cause-based associations and foundations. Coulter’s nonprofit events division produces conventions, conferences, trade shows and live awards programs, from concept through execution. Coulter’s consultative unit delivers solutions which enhance nonprofit capacity and brand. Coulter is Charter Accredited by the Association Management Company Institute. Coulter is division of the Coulter Companies, a professional services firm recognized by the American Business Ethics Awards as one of the top companies in the United States. For additional information on Coulter, visit


MCI is the world’s largest provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and has been a key driver of innovation in the meetings, events, association and congress industries since 1987. Through creative live experiences and digitization, globalization, brand enhancement and content strategies, MCI helps multinational companies and international associations enhance organizational performance, grow globally, energize communities and drive business results. An independent, privately held company with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, MCI’s now 1,800 professionals in 60 cities and 31 countries help clients across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa unlock their potential and deliver real change. Find out more at

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