|Mr. Sullivan joined RLBA in 2013 after twenty five years with Class I railroads and thirteen years with an industry trade association representing more than 500 Class II and Class III railroads. During his Class I railroad careers Mr. Sullivan held managerial responsibilities in line operations, strategic planning, multi-modal analysis, capital planning, terminal optimization studies, as well as mergers and acquisitions. His trade association career featured daily interaction with freight and passenger railroads, both large and small, regarding service planning and design, capital investment, data analysis and regulatory compliance. Mr. Sullivan developed working relationships with Class I railroads, short lines, Amtrak, commuter railroads, State, local and Federal government agencies. He has prepared position papers and testimony on behalf of Class II and Class III railroads and he has testified before Congress on railroad infrastructure and capital investment.