Will Sullivan

Director in Washington, DC

Will Sullivan

Director in Washington, DC

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Will Sullivan is a Product Lead and Strategist for 18F, a team of digital experts building tech product, process and procurement best strategies for Federal agencies that was featured in the July cover story of Fast Company. He’s a mobile trends columnist for DigitalGov.gov and an advisor for the advisor for the YCombinator-backed web push platform, GoRoost.com. He was previously the Director of Mobile for the Broadcasting Board of Governors where he oversaw the strategy, design and product development of mobile products in 61 languages for 91 news services in more than 200 countries with a weekly total audience of 215 million people around the world.

Before that he was Director of Mobile News for Lee Enterprises, a Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow at the University of Missouri studying mobile tech and Interactive Director of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

His work has won recognition from organizations including the GSMA, Appy Awards, Online News Association, Society for News Design and National Press Photographer Association and he was selected by Editor and Publisher magazine as one of the “25 under 35” innovative young media leaders in 2012 and by GovLoop as a "NextGen Innovator" for the 2015 NextGen Public Service Awards. Projects he created have twice been declared finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and twice been named to Editor and Publisher's annual list of "10 That Do It Right.” His personal website, Journerdism.com, was also recognized by Harvard University's Nieman Journalism Lab as one of the 10 best "future-of-journalism" blogs.

He's the former secretary of the Online News Association's board of directors as well as a board member for the Society for News Design foundation and co-creator and co-director of the NPPA's Multimedia Immersion. Sullivan also frequently offers strategic and technical consulting in emerging technologies, as well as hands-on training at organizations, universities, workshops and conferences around the world including the Knight Digital Media Center, SXSW Interactive and The Poynter Institute. Learn more!

  • Education
    • Northwestern University
    • University of Toledo