Patrick O’Sullivan, Blue & You Foundation

TITLE: Executive Director

FOCUS AREAS: Health in Arkansas

CONTACT: 501-378-2223, posullivan@arkbluecross.com

PROFILE: Patrick O’Sullivan is the executive director of the Blue & You Foundation and the best point of contact for Arkansas grantseekers. He has been in this role since 2006. Previously, he worked as Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield’s vice president of advertising and communication. He has also worked at Baptist Health, Worthen Banking Corporation, and the Worthen Bank & Trust Company.

His professional bio shares:

Patrick O’Sullivan is executive director of the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas, the $52 million Foundation established in 2001 by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Foundation makes annual grants totaling approximately $1.5 million to health improvement programs in Arkansas. In its first 11 years of grantmaking, the Blue & You Foundation has awarded $16 million to 326 health programs in Arkansas.

Mr. O’Sullivan also manages the corporate giving and strategic community investment program of Arkansas Blue Cross, which contributes approximately $1 million annually to charitable, civic, educational and cultural causes in Arkansas.

Prior to being named executive director of the Blue & you Foundation in 2006, Mr. O’Sullivan was vice president of Advertising & Communications at Arkansas Blue Cross for 12 years. He has also managed corporate communications functions at Baptist Health and Worthen Banking Corporation in Little Rock.

Mr. O’Sullivan is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has received professional accreditations from the International Association of Business Communicators and the Public Relations Society of America.