Vice President, Bids & Protocol

Christopher (Chris) Sullivan is the vice president of bids and protocol for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. Sullivan joined the USOPC in 1997, and in his current role, Sullivan facilitates partnerships with cities and communities around the country through various USOPC programs, maximizing the resources of the USOPC and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic family. In addition, he leads all U.S. bid efforts and oversees the organization’s international relations division and all major USOPC domestic and international meetings.

Sullivan has spent more than 15 years with the USOPC, working in a variety of senior-level positions with bid committees and organizing committees including his role as USOPC chief bid officer for the Chicago 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid. From 2003-05, he served as the USOPC’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 USOPC.

Prior to joining the USOPC 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.