Detroit’s Crossroads of Michigan Appoints Bill Sullivan Executive Director

Courtesy of Crossroads of Michigan
Courtesy of Crossroads of Michigan

Crossroads of Michigan, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance, advocacy, and counseling services to those in need based in Detroit, has appointed Bill Sullivan as its executive director.

Sullivan replaces former executive director, Mary Honsel, who has retired after 25 years in that role. He brings 20 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector to the organization. Most recently, Sullivan was the chief social strategist for Bill Sullivan Enterprises, a consultant agency he founded to identify and develop social change solutions for clients.

Previous to that, he held positions including vice president of strategy and development for The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) and director of special initiatives and 2-1-1 for United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

“We are all pleased to welcome Bill to Crossroads of Michigan, and we look forward to working together with him to continue the important work of responding to and serving the needs of our most vulnerable and underserved citizens,” says Bob Beverwyk, president of the board of directors at Crossroads. “And we are especially grateful and recognize the dedicated leadership Mary has provided for the past 25 years and wish her the best in her well-deserved retirement.”

In his work with nonprofits over the years, Sullivan has extensive experience in developing strategic programs and partnerships to address social issues to support low-income individuals and communities, as well as identifying ways to diversify funding and improving delivery of services.

“I am honored and excited to lead the team and further the mission of Crossroads of Michigan,” says Sullivan. “It is rewarding to be able to not only develop programs and solutions to affect change in our society, but especially to see the direct impact of our work on the clients we are here to serve.”