CHRISTOPHER G. SULLIVAN
Chief Bid & Protocol Officer
Christopher (Chris) Sullivan became the chief of bids and protocol for the United States Olympic Committee in February 2012 after joining the organization as the chief bid officer on June 28, 2007. 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, most recently working as USOC chief bid officer for the Chicago 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid. He has also worked in a variety of senior-level positions with bid committees and organizing committees. From 2003-05, he served as the USOC’s director of operations for the 2012 New York 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.