John D. Sullivan
John Sullivan has been Executive Director of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, since 1991. In 1983 he was associate director of the bipartisan Democracy Program that created the National Endowment for Democracy that supports CIPE. Once the Endowment was established, Sullivan returned to the Chamber to help create CIPE, where he served as program director.
From 1977 to 1982, Sullivan worked at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Public Affairs Department and Special Project Division. In 1976 he joined the President Ford Re-Election Committee in the research department on campaign strategy, polling, and market research. Prior to this he worked with the Institute for Economic Research and the Office of Minority Business Enterprise in Los Angeles on projects to stimulate small and minority enterprise.
Sullivan has a PhD in international relations from the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of a number of articles and publications on the transition to democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, corporate governance, and market-oriented democratic development.