2009 Presidential Inaugural Committees
Secret Service (Department of Homeland Security)
Director of the Secret Service Mark Sullivan
linked to www.secretservice.gov header image linked to www.secretservice.gov header image Sullivan has a 25-year tenure with the Secret Service and a 30-year career in federal law enforcement.  Sworn in as the 22nd Director of the Secret Service on May 31, 2006.  Named Deputy Director in January 2006.  Assistant Director for the Office of Protective Operations where he managed all protective activities for the agency, encompassing 12 divisions and 2,300 employees.  Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Human Resources and Training.  In 2002, he was reassigned to the position of Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the Vice Presidential Protective Division.  Promoted into the federal Senior Executive Service in July of 2000, when he was selected as a Deputy Assistant Director in the Office of Protective Operations.  In July 1999, he returned to the Presidential Protective Division as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge.  Promoted and transferred back to Washington, D.C., as Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the Counterfeit Division, where he managed the agency’s investigative activities related to the criminal production and distribution of counterfeit currency and other financial instruments.  In 1997 was the Resident Agent in Charge of the Columbus Resident Office, which oversaw all Secret Service activities in Central Ohio.  In 1996, Sullivan entered the agency’s supervisory ranks with his selection as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Office of Protective Operations.  In 1991, Sullivan received his first assignment to the Presidential Protective Division, where he served for four years.  In 1990, he was transferred to the Fraud Division in Washington, D.C., where he coordinated and monitored multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations involving credit card fraud, bank fraud, and similar criminal activity.  Sullivan began his Secret Service career as a special agent assigned to the Detroit Field Office in 1983.  Served for three years as a special agent in the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Bachelor's degree from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH.  Native of Arlington, MA.

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