Drew Sullivan is a journalist and media development specialist based in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Washington DC. He is the founder of the Journalism Development Group LLC, a leading innovator in media development around the world. JDG designed, built and managed the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina, a leading independent, regional investigative news organization. CIN founded the Crime and Corruption Reporting Program with other regional partners where Drew served as director. JDG also runs management training projects in Algeria and Yemen. He is the former print media advisor for IREX ProMedia in Bosnia. Before coming to IREX, Drew worked from Asia to Europe as a consultant for IREX, Internews, International Center for Journalism and the Center for War, Peace and the News Media. 

As a journalist, he served as city hall reporter and investigative reporter for the Tennessean newspaper in Nashville and as the news data editor and later manager for the Associated Press in New York. He has served on the board of directors of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. He was one of NICARís founding employees and started their data library and data analysis program. He attended the masters program at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

In a prior lifetime, he was a structural dynamicist on the Space Shuttle project for Rockwell International Space Systems (now Boeing) and has a B.S. in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University. In a more recent prior lifetime, he was a professional standup comedian who toured comedy clubs throughout the US.