Michael L. “Sully” Sullivan is the President & CEO of ACEC Georgia.
Prior to joining ACEC Georgia in August 2012, Sully was an attorney and equity partner at Andersen, Tate & Carr, one of Metro Atlanta’s largest full-service law firms, where he headed up the Government Relations, Land Use & Zoning practice and represented clients in all types of government relations matters at both the state and local levels.
Sully currently serves on the following statewide and regional boards: Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (appointed by Governor Nathan Deal in 2018); Georgia Chamber of Commerce (Board of Governors & Board of Directors); Georgia Transportation Alliance (Chairman 2013-2015); and Council for Quality Growth (Board of Directors). Sully has also previously served as a member of the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia (appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue in 2007, reappointed by Governor Nathan Deal in 2013 and 2018); Gwinnett County Water & Sewer Authority (Chairman, 2008-2019, Member 2003-2019) and the Brookwood Schools Foundation Board of Trustees.
Sully has been named to Georgia Trend Magazine’s annual list of 100 Most Influential Georgians, James Magazine's annual list of Georgia Super Lawyers and was named a Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine. Sully has been actively engaged in politics for more than 25 years at the local and statewide level and has served as counsel, advisor and campaign manager for numerous elected officials, candidates, political organizations and regional or local referendum campaigns.
Sully’s charitable fundraising efforts have included the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Gwinnett Open Land Trust and the Gwinnett Children's Shelter.
Sully is a proud “Double Dawg,” having received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was President of the Student Bar Association and a member of the Moot Court Team and Federalist Society, and earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Georgia, where he was President of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity.
Sully is a registered Georgia lobbyist and is licensed to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Sully is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia, Republican National Lawyers Association and Federalist Society.
Sully and his wife, Rebecca (who is also a “Double Dawg” attorney), have two children: Grace and Nash. The Sullivans live in Gwinnett County and attend Grace Fellowship Church in Snellville.