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Barbara Sullivan has been retained by a variety of customers in the public, private, and not for profit environments. Her clients include organizations such as the County of Los Angles, Southern California Edison, Herbalife, The City of Long Beach, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Federal Department of Treasury to name a few.

Ms. Sullivan successfully staffed and managed one of the first totally outsourced corporate training functions for a 13,000 employee corporation. Her expertise in implementing change management initiatives and designing Employee Leadership Programs is often sought by major organizations

Also to her credit was her participation in the Los Angeles Olympic Games where she served as an Assistant Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Sullivan skillfully placed over 70,000 volunteers and paid staff into the various venues and key posts for the games. This task involved staff recruitment, placement, and training while directing a staff of 250 volunteer and paid human resources employees.

Qualifications / Professional Designations

For over 12 years, Ms. Sullivan has coordinated and taught in the Human Resources Certification Program at California State University, Long Beach.

Currently, she serves as a Director on the Board of The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce and of Long Beach Transit. She is a past Director of the Downtown Long Beach Associates, member of Long Beach Rotary and Harbor Area Links. She is a former Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Black Business Association of Los Angeles and current board member of The National Black Business Council. Ms Sullivan served with distinction as a Commissioner on the City of Long Beach’s Economic Development Commission. Notably, she is among the few individuals to receive the coveted NAACP-Legal Defense Fund’s Black Woman of Achievement Award. The honoree was acknowledged for her commitment in championing the rights of small businesses.

Ms Sullivan was also nominated by her Clients to receive the Supplier of the Year Award from the U.S. Department of Labor, Small Businesses Administration.


Ms. Sullivan has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and a Masters of Arts in Education from Tuskegee University. 
She completed with honor, the Clark- Atlanta University School of Business, Small Business Executive Leadership Program.