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, P.C., 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’s commitment to public service and community involvement is demonstrated by his current service on the following statewide, regional and local boards: Georgia Transportation Alliance (Chairman); Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (Board of Directors); Georgia Chamber of Commerce (Board of Governors & Board of Directors); Council for Quality Growth (Board of Directors); Gwinnett County Water & Sewer Authority (Chairman); and Brookwood Schools Foundation (Board of Trustees).
Sully was named a Georgia Super Lawyer 'Rising Star' by Law and Politics and Atlanta Magazine and has twice been named to James Magazine's annual list of 'Georgia Super Lawyers.' Sully has been actively engaged in politics for more than 20 years at the local and statewide level and has served as counsel, advisor and campaign manager for numerous elected officials, candidates and political organizations, including serving as the Gwinnett County Campaign Co-Chairman for Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue in 2002 and 2006 and as a member of Governor Perdue's Inaugural Committee. Sully served on the Board of Directors and as Campaign Treasurer for Citizens for Transportation Mobility (CTM), which ran the campaign to approve the Transportation Investment Act referendum in the 10-county Metro Atlanta region in 2012. Sully previously ran the referendum campaign that allowed for the creation of Tax Allocation Districts (“TADs”) in Gwinnett County and has been involved in several Gwinnett SPLOST and E-SPLOST campaigns.
Sully’s political involvement also includes having been previously elected to the Republican National Convention and Georgia Republican Party State Committee; having served as Vice-Chairman of the Athens-Clarke County Republican Party, General Counsel of the Gwinnett Republican Party, Chairman of the Gwinnett Young Republicans and as a member of the Orange County (Florida) Republican Party County Committee. Sully’s political fundraising activities include having served on the boards of several PACs, including the Gwinnett Republican Foundation, Inc. (Director); Lincoln Club of Georgia (Director and Vice Chairman), Republican Leadership Fund (Secretary and General Counsel), and Live Oak Republicans, Inc. (a founder and Director), as well as fundraising work for numerous individual candidates.