Richard Sullivan

Richard J. Sullivan

Managing Director for Program Development, Coordination & Support

Rick Sullivan is the Managing Director of Project Development, Coordination, and Support of the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations.  Mr. Sullivan is responsible for overseeing all facets of the design, engineering, standards, technical support, project management and cost management of over $20B of worldwide diplomatic capital construction projects and in support of all U.S diplomatic missions.  

OBO is the single real property manager for all U.S. diplomatic facilities around the world, managing a portfolio of properties in over 280 locations around the world, valued at over $80 billion.  OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support its staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives.    

Mr. Sullivan is a formal US Naval Officer and a graduate of the United States Naval Academy.  He has over 20 years’ experience in the design and construction industry.  At OBO, he has been a staff mechanical engineer, the Mechanical Engineering Division Chief, and the Design and Enginering Office Director.  He has been recognized with numerous awards for leadership and superior performance at the Department of State. 

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