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Richard O’Sullivan
Industry Economist / Business Environment Specialist – Executive Summary:

Richard O’Sullivan is the principal and founder of Change Management Solutions, an international consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations identify, understand, and harness the forces of profound market, economic, and social change

An economist and business environment analyst with 30 years experience in the public, private, and civil society sectors, O'Sullivan has worked with associations and other nonprofit organizations around the world.  He is a recognized expert in the role and design of demand-driven and self-sustaining strategies to address social concerns.  O'Sullivan has authored several journal articles on the role and design of demand-driven and self-sustaining association strategies, to address social concerns. The chapter, “Sustainability – Associations as Agents of Change in the Collaborative Economy” in Professional Practices in Association Management, is the required textbook for American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) professional certification. From 2004 to 2006, while serving as a special advisor to the U.S. Department of State, to assist post-communist governments in Southeastern Europe to develop associations and other civil society organizations (needed to promote a free and competitive business environment,) O'Sullivan developed Demand Network Mapping, the technique presented today, to determine why market signals failed.  He has since demonstrated that this device is equally effective in developed economies. 

From 2002 to 2004, O'Sullivan served as Assistant Director at the internationally renowned Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies.  He currently is one of 15 selected members of ASAE’s International Council.  He also serves as vice-chairperson for the Healthcare Economics Roundtable for the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).  O'Sullivan holds a BA in Foreign Affairs from Assumption College (Worcester, Massachusetts, USA) and an MA in Economics from George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia, USA). 

O’Sullivan is an avid bicyclist who has combined his passions for the sport and public policy as a co-founder of One Less Car, the leading pedestrian and bicycle advocacy organization in Maryland. 

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