John Sullivan began as director of external relations in December 2019 following six years as director of communications. Prior to his work at Lesley, he was the first editor-in-chief for the New Hampshire-based nonprofit, nonpartisan website The Live Free or Die Alliance.
Before that, he was night editor of The Salem News and spent nearly 20 years in multiplatform journalism as a reporter, photographer, editor or copy editor and page designer for a variety of daily and weekly newspapers in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire. His career also includes three years as a senior account executive and account manager for a high-tech public relations agency in Watertown, Mass., and several years as a special education teacher assistant and direct care social worker for adolescents in Portland, Maine. He is an alumnus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Contact John.