Gregory W. Sullivan, Board Member

Gregory W. Sullivan is currently Research Director at the Pioneer Institute. Formerly, Mr. Sullivan was the Massachusetts Inspector General and was appointed by Treasurer Steven Grossman to the Massachusetts School Building Authority Board of Directors on October 3, 2012.

Mr. Sullivan worked in the Office of the Inspector General from 1992-2012.  He served as Chief of the management division, was promoted to First Assistant Inspector General in charge of financial investigations in 1994, and remained First Assistant Inspector General until June 29, 2001 when Inspector General Robert A. Cerasoli resigned and Greg became Acting Inspector General. A year later, Greg was appointed Inspector General for a term of five years.  In 2007, he was re-appointed by Governor Deval Patrick, Attorney General Martha Coakley, and State Auditor A. Joseph DeNucci to a second five-year term that expired in August, 2012. 

He also played an instrumental role as a member of the Special Commission on Public Construction Reform in 2004. The Commission, which brought the first major changes to public construction in nearly 50 years, was charged with improving designer selection procedures, monitoring the hiring of experienced project managers on all municipal projects over $1.5 million, and ensuring the certification and prequalification of general contractors and subcontractors on major municipal projects

Greg is a graduate of Harvard College. He also holds a master’s degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a master of science in management degree (concentration in finance) from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Greg is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Greg lives in Norwood with his wife Marion, an Occupational Therapist for preschoolers with special needs. They have four children.