Mr. Sullivan will oversee local government public affairs for The Ferraro Group. Prior to joining the firm, he was Vice President of State Government Affairs for Porter Gordon Silver Communications. Mr. Sullivan was also president of his own government affairs firm, Knight Government Affairs, and a partner in Paladin Advertising, a southern Nevada political consulting agency.
Mr. Sullivan has managed campaigns and provided government affairs services in Nevada since 1990. Most recently he served as a senior advisor to Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Clark County Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick. He currently oversees a number of high profile clients on local government issues in a variety of industries, including transportation, banking, the public sector and telecommunications to name a few.
Additionally, he has been a registered lobbyist in Carson City for more than two decades.
Raised in Southern Nevada, Mr. Sullivan attended the University of Nevada, Reno and graduated with a degree in journalism. During his time on campus, he was editor of the school newspaper Sagebrush. His first job was with the Las Vegas Sun newspaper where he worked as a reporter under the direction of former Nevada Governor Mike O’Callaghan.
Because of his experience in the journalism and political worlds, Mr. Sullivan knows through years of experience how best to frame a client’s issue so it has the best chance of being successful.