Pete Fullerton, PhD, EDFP, CEcD, PCED, CRP, HLM

Assistant Director – Properties & Commercial Development
Kansas City Aviation Department
Kansas City, MO

Burdette (Pete) Fullerton is Assistant Director for Commercial Properties & Development with the Kansas City Aviation Department. He has held this position since 2015. Pete has been a Community Economic Development professional over 30 years. Before his current position, Pete served as President/CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City and Executive Director of the Platte County Economic Development Council in Kansas City, Missouri. In his career, Pete has participated in the completion of projects that have directly invested over $3.5 billion which currently employ over 17,000 in Kansas City. Pete recently earned his Doctorate at the University of Southern Mississippi in Human Capital Development. Pete attended Texas A&M University and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Missouri. Pete holds certifications as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP), Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), Professional Community Economic Developer (PCED) and Certified Return on Investment Professional (CRP). Pete has received the Chairman’s Award of Distinction two times and was recognized as an Honorary Life Member (HLM) by the Southern Economic Development Council. Additionally, Pete is Past Chairman for the Southern Economic Development Council and the Missouri Economic Development Council.