Travis Sullivan

Travis is the Vice President of Strategy & Business Capture for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS)

Travis Sullivan

Named to this position in August 2012, he leads the team responsible for facilitating and driving BDS decisions on business strategy, adjacent market efforts, competitive assessments, mergers and acquisitions, and business capture activities.

Prior to his current assignment, Travis was vice president of International Strategy and Business Development for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where he oversaw the global team responsible for developing and coordinating an integrated global strategy to advance business objectives in key markets. Travis’ team also negotiated and managed industrial partnerships in select international markets to expand commercial opportunities for Boeing.

Travis was previously the director of policy and strategic planning at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Prior to this appointment, he worked at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, as director of geopolitical and policy analysis, following his assignment as director of international trade policy. He also served as the senior policy advisor to U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) for foreign affairs, national security and trade, and an international trade specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Prior to this, he worked at the White House and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Travis earned bachelor’s degrees in international studies and political science from the University of Washington; a master’s degree in international affairs from the Elliott School of International Studies at George Washington University; and a Ph.D. in international relations theory from Johns Hopkins University. He is also a graduate of the Executive General Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Travis is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy; a delegate in the U.S.-Japan Leadership Program; and a member of the Advisory Board for the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. In 2012, he received a University of Washington “Timeless Award,” which recognized distinguished alumni to commemorate the university’s 150-year anniversary.

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