Holly Sullivan is the Vice President of World Wide Economic Development at Amazon. In addition to spearheading the search for Amazon’s second headquarters in Arlington, VA and bringing 25,000 jobs to the region, Holly led the development of the new 5,000 employee Amazon Nashville location and the expansion of Amazon’s 18 North American Tech Hubs creating more than 50,000 corporate and tech roles. Holly has also worked with local leaders to foster the growth of the company’s operations and logistics footprint and job creation efforts around the world.
She has more than 20 years of experience in economic development, most recently as President and CEO of the Montgomery Business Development Corporation in Maryland. She also formerly led economic development organizations in the Nashville region.
Holly received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Tennessee. She was recently named one of Washington DC’s Most Powerful Real Estate Players in 2020 by the Commercial Observer.
She serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry, is a member of the Middle Tennessee Community Foundation and an Advisory Board member for the University of Tennessee Haslam School of Business.