CHRISTOPHER G. SULLIVAN
Managing Director, Bids & Protocol
Christopher (Chris) Sullivan is the managing director of bids and protocol for the United States Olympic Committee. Sullivan joined the USOC in 1997, and in his current role, Sullivan facilitates partnerships with cities and communities around the country through various USOC programs, maximizing the resources of the USOC and the U.S. Olympic family. In addition, he leads all U.S. bid efforts and oversees the organization’s international relations division and all major USOC domestic and international meetings.
Sullivan has spent more than 15 years with the USOC, working in a variety of senior-level positions with bid committees and organizing committees including his role as USOC chief bid officer for the Chicago 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid. From 2003-05, he served as the USOC’s director of operations for the New York 2012 bid, as well as the director of Salt Lake Games integration for the highly successful 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. He previously served as director of donor programs for the USOC.
Prior to joining the USOC in 1997, Sullivan was the vice president of corporate development for the Olympic Regional Development Authority in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Sullivan attended Potsdam State University and currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colo.