2021 Birmingham City Election

James Sullivan, Birmingham Board of Education D5

Office: Birmingham Board of Education, District 5

James Sullivan
Age: 38
Residence: Central City
Political experience: None
Professional experience: Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, 2005-2010; Southern Company, entrepreneur, investor, 2010-present
Civic experience: Board member, Central City Neighborhood Association (downtown Birmingham); Birmingham Artwalk and Home Owners Association; president, board of trustees, Birmingham Public Library; co-chair, Public Athletic, Cultural and Entertainment (PACE) Facilities Board; affiliation with 100 Black Men of Metro Birmingham, Birmingham Change Fund, Associated Investors of Alabama Inc.; member, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
Education: Bachelor of science, business management, Stillman College, 2005; master of science, management, Faulkner University, 2007; certified financial education instructor, 2015
Significant endorsements: None
Top contributors: Kayla Sullivan, $500; himself, $246.25; Terry L. Lawrence, $250
Main issues: Promote strategic partners and relationships through programs that focus on mentoring, parental outreach, conflict resolution and violence prevention, youth entrepreneurship, investing, and financial education; hold leadership accountable through the 5 C framework, which is working through a common purpose, setting clear expectations, communicating and aligning team members, coaching and collaborating with each other, and making results and consequences visible; make disciplinary and promotional decisions more just through clear policies and procedures; increase investment in asset management, technology & COVID-19 lost learning
Campaign: FB: Committee to Elect James A. Sullivan