Maura Sullivan

Born:October 18, 1979 (age 39)
Career:Assistant, Secretary of Defense, United States Department of Defense, 2015-2016
Senior Advisor, Secretary of the Navy, United States Department of Defense, 2015-2016
Assistant Secretary for Public & Intergovernmental Affairs, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, 2014-2015
Member, Even Ground Board of Directors, 2011-2014
Member, Harvard Business School Association of Boston Board of Governors, 2012-2014
Zone Director, PepsiCo, 2011-2014
Senior Franchise Manager, PepsiCo, 2009-2011
Summer Associate, McKinsey & Company, 2007
Captain, United States Marine Corps, 2001-2006
State:New Hampshire
Education:BA, Northwestern University
MBA and MPA, Harvard University

Maura Sullivan is a military veteran and former government official. She’s served as an official in the Obama Administration in the Veterans Administration and the US Department of Defense. She also ran for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District, but lost in the Democratic primaries.

Sullivan was born on October 18, 1979 in Evanston, Illinois. She earned her BA from Northwestern University and her MBA and MPA from Harvard University. She then went on to serve as an officer in the US Marine Corps, eventually reaching the rank of captain. After earning her time at Harvard, she worked at PepsiCo in management roles.

Her career in public service began in 201 when she was named to the American Battle Monuments Commission. In 2014, she was appointed as the Assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs for the Office of Public & Intergovernmental Affairs and later in 2015 as the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.