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City Announces New Human Resources Director
Wednesday, February 01, 2012


City Announces New Human Resources Director

            The City of Colorado Springs today announced Michael Sullivan as its new Human Resources Director.  He will begin work Monday, Feb. 6, 2012.  Sullivan replaces Ann Crossey, who retired on Dec. 31, 2011.

            “After an exhaustive, two-month recruitment and interview process, with over 140 applicants nationwide, it gives me great pleasure to announce that Michael Sullivan will be joining us as Human Resources Director,” said Chief of Staff Laura Neumann.  “He brings with him more than 30 years of human resources experience that will benefit the City as we move forward with the important work ahead.”

            Sullivan will be paid a $135,000 annual salary.

            Prior to accepting the position with the City, he served as director of International Relations and International Security for Northrop Grumman, where he worked 11 years. Sullivan started with Northrop as a senior manager of Human Resources for 600 employees, moved upward to director of Human Resources for more than 1,000 professionals, and was subsequently promoted to director of Human Capital Strategy, where he managed the Talent Management program for over 5000 geographically dispersed staff.

            Prior to Northrop, Sullivan spent 22 years at Raytheon in Human Resources. Over a decade of his years with Raytheon, he resided in Colorado Springs with his remaining tenure in Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, Jordan, Iran and Saudi Arabia. 

            Sullivan is certified with the Human Resource Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), is a graduate of Six Sigma training, and is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). 

            He, his wife, Diane, and their son, Matthew have resided in Colorado Springs for 27 years.  He serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Community Partnership for Child Development (CPCD), the non-profit in our community that runs the Early Head Start, Head Start, and Colorado Preschool Programs.