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Patrick O'Sullivan
Executive Director, Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas
Biography
Patrick O’Sullivan is responsible for the management of the $56 million Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas, as well as the philanthropic giving program of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Blue & You Foundation has awarded more than $19 million to 423 health improvement programs in Arkansas in its first 12 years of operation. O’Sullivan joined Arkansas Blue Cross in 1994 and served as vice president of Advertising and Communications until 2006, when he was promoted to executive director of the Foundation. O’Sullivan previously served as vice president of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations for Worthen Banking Corporation and as director of External Communications for Baptist Medical System in Little Rock. A native of Chicago, O’Sullivan graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in communications arts from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. In 2003, O’Sullivan received the Crystal Award from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the highest award given to a public relations professional in Arkansas. He has earned professional accreditations from the International Association of Business Communicators (the ABC designation) and PRSA (the APR designation). O’Sullivan currently serves on the board of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and is a past chairman of the board of the Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance, which helps non-profit organizations in Arkansas be more successful.