Thomas Sullivan

Thomas Sullivan

Thomas M. Sullivan is vice president of small business policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Working with chambers of commerce and the U.S. Chamber’s nationwide network, Sullivan harnesses the views of small businesses and translates that grassroots power into federal policies that bolster free enterprise and reward entrepreneurship. He runs the U.S. Chamber’s Small Business Council and the Mid-Markets Business Council, engaging those members on a regular basis to increase small business input and involvement in Chamber activities.

Previously, Sullivan was an attorney in the government relations practice of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, a law firm with a major East Coast presence from Tallahassee to Boston. Before rejoining Nelson Mullins, he served as general counsel for the Bipartisan Policy Center, a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell.

Sullivan served under President George W. Bush as the highest-ranking government official charged with exclusively advocating the views and needs of small business before government agencies and Congress. As chief counsel for advocacy at the U.S. Small Business Administration, he was directly involved in more than 100 regulatory and legislative matters, testified frequently before congressional committees, and was a spokesman on economic conditions and entrepreneurship.
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Tom Sullivan joins Jim Blasingame to report on the results of Small Business Saturday 2020, which was at least as strong as last year, and which gives us hope for an improving Main Street economy.
Tom Sullivan joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the stakes of the Senate elections in Georgia, and why getting those two Republicans re-elected is the firewall between every small business in the U.S. and radical, left-wing Democrats.
Tom Sullivan joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the fact that there is over $100 billion in CARES Act relief money designated for small business, but no one in the government is doing anything about getting it distributed.