Reggie FullwoodChief Engagement Officer
Reggie Fullwood, a native of Jacksonville, Florida is the Chief Engagement Officer for Operation New Hope. In this role, Reggie develops and facilitates relationships between the organization and its many partners, supporters, community leaders, and stakeholders to support reentry program expansion and advocacy to capitalize on great bipartisan public support. Reggie previously served as the agency's Ready4Work Program Director. Prior to joining Operation New Hope, Reggie served in various leadership roles in the public, private and not for profit sectors.
He served as the Executive Director at Metro North Community Development Corp. from 2010 to 2016, where he led the nonprofit to record single family home sales and created several new community-based programs. Prior to joining Metro North, Reggie founded a real estate development firm, Rhino Harbor, LLC, and successfully co-developed Christine Cove Apartments (Jacksonville), a 96-unit senior housing tax credit community. He also consulted in the development of several other Northeast Florida housing projects.
His real estate career began as the Director of Governmental Affairs and Property Development for The Vestcor Companies, where he worked for five years. Prior to that role, he held a post as Corporate Communications Manager at AT&T American Transtech.
In 1999, he became the youngest person ever elected to the Jacksonville City Council where he represented District 9 and served two terms. While on the City Council, Fullwood chaired several committees including Finance (2002 & 2005), which was responsible for balancing the city’s $2 billion annual budget. Reggie was elected to the Florida Legislature in 2010 and represented District 13 for six years.
Reggie received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Political Science from the University of North Florida. He is also a graduate of the 2004 class of Leadership Florida.