Adjunct Professor and Senior Vice President of Donor Services for the American Red Cross
Department of Public Policy
Mr. Paul Sullivan serves as the Senior Vice President of Donor Services for the American Red Cross. In his role he is responsible for the 7,500+ professionals and many more volunteers who collect ~6 million whole blood, red cell, platelet and plasma apheresis donation. The team is focused on continuing to provide life-saving blood products to hospitals and their patients, improving the service it provides to blood drive sponsors and blood donors, its ability to maximize the impact donors can have in supporting hospitals care for patients, and providing a better work-life balance for its staff.
Mr. Sullivan has worked at the American Red Cross since 2001. Prior to his current role, he has been SVP of Collections, VP of Field Operations Support and Strategy (leading the Biomedical Services Reengineering program focused on reducing annual operating expenses by $300 million), CEO of the Connecticut Region, VP of Strategy, and VP of Technical Operations.
Before joining the American Red Cross, Mr. Sullivan was a Principal at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), a leading, international strategy consultancy. At Mercer his primary areas of focus were in supply chain management and marketing strategy.
Mr. Sullivan earned a Masters of Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut and a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College in Claremont, California.