About Gary Sullivan

01. Experience

I worked in and around the field of statistical science in both technical (13 years) and management roles (15 years) for Eli Lilly and Company, a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in Indianapolis, Indiana.

02. Well-Rounded

Couple this experience with my leadership study – over 10 years creating, implementing and instructing leadership programs. The result is a perspective from all sides: the employee, the manager and the leadership expert.

03. Understanding

This allows me to understand what will be helpful and insightful to any person or group seeking to improve their leadership.

Proven Success

The Numbers Don’t Lie

The Eli Lilly Statistics leadership program was implemented in 2010 as a critical part of our organizational strategy and impacted our entire organization – about 400 people. Over the next 8 years, I facilitated and trained hundreds of technical leaders, scientists and professionals at Lilly on general leadership as well as many specific aspects and competencies of leadership.

Years of Technical Expertise

Years of Leadership Consulting & Teaching

Years of Management Roles

  • 2014: Introduced leadership program into the ASA and taught 1st leadership course at Joint Statistical Meetings
  • 2018: Led the development and instruction for three additional leadership courses for the ASA
  • 2019: Partnered with Alexander Schacht to develop and teach The Effective Statistician On-line Leadership Program
  • All courses are active and continue to be offered
  • Consultant

    Gary Sullivan

    Gary Sullivan

    Leadership Specialist

    Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    B.S. in Statistics from University of Pittsburgh

    M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa)

    Statistical Scientist for 13 years at Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, Indiana)

    Head and Senior Director of Non-Clinical Statistics* for 15 years at Eli Lilly and Company

    Developer and Leader of Statistics and Biometrics Leadership Program at Eli Lilly (2010-2017)

    Chair ASA Ad Hoc Leadership Committee (2017-2018)

    Current Home: Indianapolis, Indiana

    Married (27 years) with 3 children (19, 20, and 23)

    Enjoy reading, exercising, golf, and studying leaders

    * Non-clinical includes discovery research, product/process development and manufacturing