Austin, Texas – The president of the Texas Public Policy Foundation announced today the promotion of Michael Quinn Sullivan to vice president.

“Michael has well demonstrated his leadership abilities to the board and me throughout his tenure with the Foundation,” said Brooke Leslie Rollins. “In this new position, Michael will have an even greater role in the administration and direction of the Foundation as we seek to fulfill our mission of improving Texas through sound public policy.”

Sullivan came to the Foundation in September 2001 as the director of media and government relations. A 1992 graduate of Texas A&M University and its Corps of Cadets, Sullivan was a newspaper reporter and columnist for two daily Texas newspapers. He later worked in the campaign and congressional offices of US Rep. Ron Paul, then began his career in public policy at the Washington-based Media Research Center.

“The Foundation has established a solid reputation as Texas’ premiere think tank by promoting academically valid, politically practical and economically sound public policy,” said Sullivan. “We take very seriously our role as a resource for policy makers, the media and general public, and I am honored by this promotion.”

Based in Austin, the Foundation was formed in 1989 and is the only free-market, non-profit, non-partisan research institute focusing on state-level issues in Texas. The Foundation is guided by the core principles of limited government, free market economics, private property rights, and individual liberty and responsibility.