Father in Indianapolis, Indiana
Shawn Sullivan is the associate athletic director of marketing & fan engagement at Ball State University moving up after stints as director and assistant athletic director. In addition, he is a sports business consultant and an adjunct professor at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
From July of 2011 - July of 2013 Sullivan was director of sales & marketing with Northwestern University Athletics.
During the previous four years, as assistant athletic director at UIC, Sullivan oversaw marketing and game operations for all 18 of the Flames programs. In 2010, Sullivan was appointed to oversee the ticket operations for the Flames as well.
Before returning to his alma mater, Sullivan was the community relations manager for the Chicago Rush arena football club from 2003-2005.
From late 2001-2003, Sullivan worked in the sports information office at UIC--first as sports information assistant before being promoted to assistant sports information director.
During his collegiate years, Sullivan apprenticed with the Flames, Rush, CLTV and CAPRI Events.
The Kankakee, Illinois native graduated in 2001 from UIC with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. He was captain and multiple letter winner for the Flames cross country and track & field teams after winning the Class A high school state championship in the 1600 meter run for Bishop McNamara.
In addition to his current roles, Sullivan currently performs a variety of public address duties, provides event announcing for regional triathlon/road racing events and professional/amateur sporting events along with various voiceover opportunities.