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Erin Sullivan

Senior Consultant

Erin comes to FSG with experience building and implementing cross-sector workforce development, education, and economic development strategies. As a senior consultant, Erin helps clients think through complex problems and design solutions to achieve greater social impact.

Before FSG

Prior to joining FSG, Erin worked at World Business Chicago (WBC), a public private partnership that served as the backbone organization for the City of Chicago’s economic development plan. Erin oversaw the organization’s workforce development strategy, which focused on bringing together employers, foundations, nonprofits, and public sector partners to develop collaborative workforce solutions that advance employment equity. In this role, Erin also worked directly with employers in multiple industry sectors on ways to shift their hiring practices in order to recruit and retain a more diverse workforce. Prior to WBC, Erin worked as an analyst in the Social & Economic Policy division of Abt Associates, a research and program evaluation firm. At Abt, she worked with clients to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of education, housing, workforce, and economic mobility programs and strategies. Erin also has experience working for multiple levels of government, both as a fellow at the Chicago Mayor’s Office and at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Education

  • University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy, MPP
  • Amherst College, BA, History

On working at FSG

"I was drawn to FSG because of the firm’s alignment with my personal belief that developing sustainable solutions to some of our most entrenched social challenges and inequities requires combining rigorous data analysis with a deep understanding of the individuals and communities affected. I feel incredibly lucky to work with colleagues committed to constantly learning, growing, and innovating in the pursuit of lasting social impact."