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  • ​Brian Sullivan


Brian Sullivan became treasurer in January 2021. As treasurer, he is a financial officer of the university. He oversees DePaul’s treasury operations, cash and debt management, and administers its endowment and other investment holdings under the oversight of the Board of Trustees Investment Committee. He serves as a member of the fiduciary committee responsible for the investment management and plan administration of the institution’s retirement plan. Brian also oversees the insurance, procurement, commercial real estate and leasing activities of the university.

Brian joined DePaul from Veolia, a Global Fortune 500 company and leader in the water, energy and environmental services sectors. He most recently served as treasurer and senior vice president of corporate finance for Veolia North America, the North American subsidiary of the France-based Veolia. He joined Veolia in 2001 as its vice president of investor relations in the U.S. and became treasurer for North America in 2009.

Prior to Veolia, Brian served in increasingly important roles of responsibility in the U.S. and Europe at Textron Inc., a Fortune 500 leader in the aircraft, defense, industrial and financial services markets, including as its director of investor relations.

Brian earned his bachelor’s in economics and French from Boston College. He holds a master’s in international affairs from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, where he currently serves on its Board of Advisors. He is also a member of the investment subcommittee of the BIG EAST collegiate athletic conf​erence and is an executive member of the Association for Financial Professionals, the leading organization for treasury professionals.