EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: RUSTY SULLIVAN, The Sports Museum
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION: MICHELLE GORMLEY, The Sports Museum
ED DONNELLY, MEd
PATRICA SNELL, MA
ELLIE CASTINE, MS
KIM STOREY, EdD
RON SLABY, PhD
Rusty Sullivan has served as the Executive Director of The Sports Museum since early 2005. In this position, he has overall responsibility for the strategy, direction, and operations of The Sports Museum.
Previously, Rusty was a Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Linkage, Inc., a worldwide leadership development company. During his tenure at Linkage, he served on the company's Executive Committee; led the company's Market and Strategy Development Team; headed a business unit (Training) that enjoyed P&L success; and helped develop several of Linkage's hallmark educational programs, products, and services.
Rusty is the author of the acclaimed Rocky Marciano: The Rock of His Times (University of Illinois Press, 2002), a book that was favorably reviewed in the New York Times Book Review and other leading publications. He is also a contributing author of The Rock, the Curse, and the Hub: A Random History of Boston Sports (Harvard University Press, 2005), as well as the Associate Producer of the forthcoming film documentary Rocky: A Life Story and Producer of Impossible to Forget: The Story of the '67 Boston Red Sox.
Rusty is a graduate of Yale University (where he was the Sports Editor of the Yale Daily News) and Harvard Law School.
Michelle has been with The Sports Museum since 2000. During this time she has overseen the dynamic shift in The Museum's educational focus to include community outreach and Social Emotional Learning. She created the outreach programs Stand Strong and The Will McDonough Writing Contest, and is responsible for the implementation and management of Boston vs Bullies across Massachusetts.
Michelle co-authored the Boston vs Bullies Facilitator's Guide and Boston vs. Bullies: Including Kids With Disabilities in Bullying Prevention. The part of her job she finds most rewarding is working with amazing kids and collaborating with dedicated youth workers and educators.
Prior to joining The Sports Museum, she worked at Boston University as the Senior Assistant Director of Student Employment. Since 1991, Michelle has enjoyed connecting visitors to Boston with the city's unique history through her part-time role as Park Ranger for Boston National Historical Park.