MECEP Announces Selection of Mark Sullivan as Communications Director

Augusta, Maine (Wednesday, February 10, 2010)—The Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) today announced that it has hired Mark Sullivan as its communications director.  Sullivan served from 1997 to 2009 as communications director and senior policy advisor to former U.S. Representative Tom Allen. He has extensive experience in state government from 1982 to 1987, including serving as deputy commissioner of the Maine Department of Conservation from 1985 to 1987, and with non-profit public interest groups, as editor of Maine Environment for the Natural Resources Council of Maine from 1979 to 1983 and executive director of the Western Mountains Alliance from 1988 to 1990.  Most recently, Sullivan was communications director for the NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality referendum campaign.

“We are thrilled to have Mark Sullivan join our team, contributing his wealth of experience in Maine policy and communications to MECEP’s continuing promotion of solutions for Maine’s challenges and opportunities,” said MECEP Executive Director Christopher “Kit” St. John.  “We are certain he will help us gain greater support for policies that foster more fairly shared prosperity .”

A resident of Hallowell for more than 25 years, Sullivan has also served as a member of the boards of Equality Maine, the Natural Resources Council of Maine, and the Maine Association of Conservation Commissions.

“I am very excited to join MECEP’s efforts to promote policies that ensure a strong, fair and sustainable economy where all Maine people have the opportunity to realize better lives for themselves, their family and their community,” Sullivan said.  “I have long admired MECEP’s outstanding research, policy development and advocacy efforts.   I look forward to working with Kit, the other MECEP staff and the MECEP board to build upon this record of accomplishment.”