Ryan Fulmer Named Twenty Under 40! by Chamber of Commerce and Repository
By: Canton Repository
Thursday, May 23, 2013
In 2011, Ryan Fulmer, a 2003 GlenOak High School graduate, said he was living in New York’s West Village and working as an analyst for the prestigious banking firm Goldman Sachs. But then he decided to return to Stark County.
“I was working 120 hour work weeks. It’s not exactly the best work to start a marriage in,” said Fulmer, a Jackson Township resident who got married in September.
Fulmer became the vice president of portfolio management at Beese Fulmer, the Canton-based wealth management firm founded in 1980 by his father. Today, he advises clients on their investments and researches stocks.
“It was definitely different coming back. It’s a different culture. ... (but) what’s really impressive about Stark County, it’s a close-knit community.”
On his return, Fulmer has dived into the local volunteer and civic scene, getting involved with a multitude of organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the ystark! executive board and several others.
He said the area’s assets include a vibrant restaurant, arts and after-hours social scene.
Fulmer believes to attract young professionals, the community should embrace the emerging oil and gas shale industry. His generation can offer a lot of good ideas and a “sense of optimism” in the community.
“If you’re bored here, you’re probably not involved,” he said. “Every day, my wife and I are doing something around town.”
ABOUT RYAN FULMER
Occupation: Vice president of portfolio management, Beese Fulmer Private Wealth Management.
Education: BA in economics, Denison University, 2007; GlenOak High School, 2003
In the community: Involved with Foundation for Community Betterment, Habitat for Humanity and Noble’s Pond Neighborhood Association; serves on the United Way Impact Council for Family and Financial Stability; member of Jackson Township Community Improvement Corp.; sits on the ystark! Executive Committee; co-chair of the ystark! Business Outreach Committee; served as a mentor with the ystark! College Care-a-Van project; classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement; member of Stark County District Library Advisory Board and Workshops Inc. board.
Accomplishments: At Denison University, was elected to serve on the Academic Affairs Council, reviewing curricular changes, and the Academic Affairs Council Jury for Academic Dishonesty; received Denison University’s Community Impact Award; ranked in the highest category for professional performance at Goldman Sachs.
Family: Spouse, Evrim; parents, Dennis and Sherry Fulmer.
Nominated by: Maureen Kampman Tate, account manager at United Way of Greater Stark County; Darla Brown, editor of About Magazine; Para Jones, Stark State College president; and William G. Williams, attorney with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty.
Kampman Tate says: “He is not afraid of the hard work that it takes to achieve his goal. He is honest in his efforts to improve our community and regularly meets success because of this.”
Brown says: Fulmer is “a great example of an excellent young leader in our community. He’s driven, successful and easy to know and work with. He is positive about our community and has jumped right into community service since re-joining Stark County a few years ago.”
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