Neil Sullivan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sylvan Energy, LLC, an independent oil and gas company headquartered in Pittsburgh. A recognized leader in the industry, Neil has over 40 years of production and exploration experience, the last 31 years in executive positions principally in the U.S. Gulf Coast . both onshore and offshore, the Mid-Continent, the Permian Basin and the Appalachian Basin as well as international operations.

Sullivan received his Bachelor.s degree in Geology from Dickinson College in 1970, his Master.s degree in Geology from Tulane University in 1994 and completed post-graduate studies in geology at the University of South Carolina.

Formerly, Sullivan served concurrently as Chief Operating Officer for Texas Keystone, Inc., a private Pittsburgh-based oil and gas company, and Vice President of Exploration and Production for Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. from 2002 to 2005. At Gulf Keystone Petroleum, he helped the company list on the London Stock Exchange.AIM in 2004 and conducted the exploration and development drilling program in Algeria. From 1998 to 2002, he headed GAPCO Energy, LLC as President and Owner where he developed and marketed the company.s producing properties. acquisition and development program with emphasis on Gulf Coast producing gas fields. Prior to that, Neil headed Bluebonnet Petroleum Company and New Ventures Associates as President and Owner from 1987 to 1997. At Bluebonnet, he developed and managed two exploration and development joint ventures in the onshore Gulf Coast. At New Ventures Associates, he developed and negotiated foreign governments. participation, marketed to major oil companies, and managed international participation projects, acquisitions, and concessions with a focus on the former Soviet Union. Neil served successively as Vice-President of Exploration and Production for Anadarko Petroleum and Valero Energy from 1980 through 1987, and for Forcenergy Inc. in 1997-98.

His industry and professional organization activities comprise memberships in the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists as a Certified Petroleum Geologist and the Society for Sedimentary Geology where he held the position of President - Permian Basin Section. Neil was formerly appointed by the Secretary of Interior to the Outer Continental Shelf Advisory Board.

Sullivan was awarded a Certificate of Commendation from the Mental Health Association of San Antonio for his work to support and promote mental health care in the community. He formerly served on the board of the Permian Basin Graduate Center; volunteered as religious education director for his church, and was fundraising chairman for the Museum of the Southwest and the Jaycees.

Entering the new EF high school with the first sophomore class in the fall of 1957, Sullivan got a preview of the new facility during his first football summer camp. He earned three letters in football and also participated in track and field, volleyball and gymnastics. His less physical extracurricular activities include being presidents of the Language Club, singing in the Chorus and serving as sports editor of the school newspaper where he wrote the column, Silky.s Skulkings.

Neil resides with his wife Holly in Allison Park. They have three grown children.