Richard K. Sullivan, Jr. is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, a private non-profit corporation that provides resources and information to businesses operating in or entering the region by aiding in expansion, relocation and networking.
Before he became President & CEO of the EDC he was the Governor Deval Patrick’s top advisor and worked with all members of the his Cabinet to advance the Administration’s agenda.
Prior to being named Patrick’s Chief of Staff, Rick served as Secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, overseeing the Commonwealth’s six environmental, natural resource and energy regulatory agencies: the Departments of Environmental Protection, Public Utilities, Energy Resources, Conservation & Recreation, Agriculture, and Fish & Game. He also served as Chairman of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Energy Facilities Siting Board, and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
Sullivan graduated from Westfield High School and holds degrees from Bates College, and Western New England School of Law.