With over 19 years of government relations and campaign experience, Tim Sullivan is widely recognized on Beacon Hill, Capitol Hill, in Boston, and across Massachusetts as a strong and reasonable advocate with a solid grasp of the issues and a unique ability to effectively articulate policy positions in a manner that resonates with people on all sides.
After 10 years at the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, where he rose to be Legislative & Communications Director, Tim joined the new administration of Mayor Martin J. Walsh in the City of Boston in 2014 as Chief of Staff for Intergovernmental Relations/Senior Advisor for External Affairs. In 2016 he was promoted to Director of Intergovernmental Relations.
In his decade at the AFL-CIO Tim worked hard to pass legislation to improve the quality of life for working families and served as the spokesman for the state AFL-CIO. In the City of Boston Tim managed the staff that enacted Mayor Walsh’s legislative priorities in Washington, on Beacon Hill and in the City Council, and served as Mayor Walsh’s chief representative to elected officials at all levels of government. Prior to joining Liberty Square Group, Tim founded Teamwork Public Strategies and worked with clients on issues from climate change to the 2020 Presidential Election.
He has received numerous recognitions for his contributions in public affairs, including the 2010 Massachusetts AFL-CIO Merit Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership, and Campaigns and Elections Magazine’s “Top 80 Across the Spectrum Massachusetts Influencers.” Tim also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of MembersPLUS Credit Union and served for the maximum term of nine years on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. A graduate of the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies, Tim received a Bachelor of Arts with a triple major and honors-level credentials in Leadership, Political Science and Rhetoric & Communication Studies. In 2012, Tim graduated with a Master’s Degree in Labor Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as from the University of Massachusetts Boston Center for Collaborative Leadership Emerging Leaders Program, where he was the first union leader ever accepted into the program and now serves on the Board of Directors.
Tim and his wife Beth are the overjoyed parents of three kids 8 and under: Ryan Joseph, Christian James, and Avalyn Amor.