Vice President of Development

Hugh Sullivan is NTI’s Vice President for Development. In this role, he leads the Development team and is responsible for raising funds for the organization from individuals, governments, foundations, and corporations.

Sullivan comes to NTI after more than a decade at Johns Hopkins University, where he most recently served as Director of International Programs in the Johns Hopkins University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations, guiding the university and medical institutions’ international fundraising and external affairs. In his six years in this role, he and his team grew and diversified international fundraising revenue and inspired leaders, colleagues, faculty, and external community members to give and interact in new, more consistent, and more strategic ways.

Sullivan has centered his career on promoting mutually beneficial international understanding through education, partnerships, and practical scientific inquiry and awareness, with over 15 years in progressive fundraising and business development roles. Previously, he was Director of Advancement for Asia at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, a one-of-a-kind graduate joint venture with Nanjing University. He worked before that as an engineer in New Orleans on a floodwall project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and helped a private U.S. engineering company win bids to participate in international public-private partnerships to alleviate suffering in overcrowded and polluted areas.

He has focused on the regions of East, Southeast, and South Asia; Western Europe; the Middle East; and Sub-Saharan Africa. His projects have centered on climate security, infectious diseases, public health, multinational terrorist threats, constructive geopolitical dialogue, cooperative investment in artificial intelligence and digital innovation, and large-scale public-private partnerships in infrastructure and sanitation.

Sullivan holds a Master of International Public Policy degree in economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a Bachelor of Arts in Classics (Latin) from Yale University.


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