Robert “Sully” Sullivan joined the Office of Response and Recovery in July 2011, as the Deputy Director of Readiness and Assessment, supporting the establishment of the office and program business lines of the FEMA Readiness and Assessment Program, Readiness Reporting, and Operational Analysis and Evaluation. In October 2015, Sullivan assumed the role of the Director of the Workforce Management Division, Field Operations Directorate, supporting effective management, readiness, and deployment of FEMA incident workforce employees nationwide.
Robert Sullivan has dedicated 25 years of service with FEMA. In 2019, he was awarded the I Am FEMA Melissa Ritenour Distinguished Service Award, the highest award granted by the Administrator. The award honors the exceptional service that distinguishes an individual's unique personal efforts to support our mission and who adheres to the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct, respects and values the inherent dignity of each person, and fosters pride in public service. Sullivan, a Certified Emergency Manager and Certified Business Continuity Professional, has a B.A. in Political Science from Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.