Assistant Director, Office of Private Sector
Michael Sullivan was named assistant director of the Office of Private Sector in November 2018. In this position, Mr. Sullivan oversees the FBI’s efforts to strengthen partnerships with the U.S. private sector, which are vital to the country’s national and economic security.
From 2003 to 2018, Mr. Sullivan was employed by Rockwell Collins, Inc., and eventually rose to the position of director of global security, leading a team of 142 employees in 27 countries around the world. Mr. Sullivan’s security team won four James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Awards from the Defense Security Service. In his former position, Mr. Sullivan was an active participant in the public-private partnership known as the Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC).
From 1985 to 2003, Mr. Sullivan served as a police officer with the Dubuque Police Department in Dubuque, Iowa, where he became captain of criminal investigations. In 1999, he graduated from the FBI National Academy.
Mr. Sullivan was one of the charter members and co-chair of the Safeguard Iowa Partnership, a public-private partnership that identifies and marshals resources to effectively respond to large-scale crises that impact the state of Iowa.
Throughout his career, Mr. Sullivan has authored and published a number of law enforcement- and security-related articles in professional periodicals.
Mr. Sullivan received a bachelor’s degree in administration of criminal justice from Mountain State University and an Executive Masters of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.