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
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
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
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
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.
agencies involved in the
Organized into 23 subcommitees
covering such areas as transportation, air space, water way, venues,
and health and human services.