Brian Sullivan, Tesoro Foundation

TITLE: President

FOCUS AREAS: STEM education, public safety, environmental conservation and sustainability

CONTACT:  CommunityAffairs@tsocorp.com

PROFILE:  Brian Sullivan has been the president of the Tesoro Foundation since 2013 and is also the vice president of corporate affairs. He shares the following information about his background:

Extensive experience in oil and gas industry including: 
Global experience - upstream (onshore & offshore), downstream, and midstream. 
Corporate Affairs Executive - external affairs (federal, state, provincial, local governments), public affairs, political affairs, NGO relations, regualtory affairs, community affairs and reputation mgmt.
Community investment - President, Tesoro Foundation 2013-present, large and small targeted grant making, foundation governance, large charitable event management
Communications - crisis, media, sustainability, corporate responsibility, community, stakeholder, internal.
Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) - Mgmt systems, contractor mgmt, leadership, risk mgmt, regulatory compliance, emergency mgmt, incident investigation
Environmental Affairs - climate change, regulatory, air, water, waste, biodiversity, enviornmental and socioeconomic impact assessments (ESIA)
Project Management and Engineering - scope, schedule, cost
Team Leadership - accountability, clarity, empowering, enrolling. 
Strong technical and environmental background combined with deep business understanding have created numerous successes with positive differential impact for the business.

Specialties: Team Leadership • External Affairs • Environmental Affairs • Climate Change Policy • Health, Safety, & Environment (HSE) • Federal, State, and Local Government Affairs • Project Management • Charitable Foundation -governance, creation, targeted grant making • Communications - Crisis, Community, Internal • Issues Management • Public Affairs • Media Relations • Political Affairs • Regulatory Affairs • Reputation Management • Community Affairs • NGO Relations • Staff Development • Energy and Oil & Gas Industries 

Prior to working with Tesoro, he held various roles with Talisman Energy and BP. His educational background includes an MSc in mechanical engineering from MIT and a BSME from Kansas State University.