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Mort O'Sullivan

  • Accounting '73


Mort O’Sullivan, of Pensacola, retired as the Managing Member of the Gulf Coast Region of Warren Averett, LLC CPAs & Advisors in December 2017. He worked in the management consulting practice, served as a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and led the Firm’s Gulf Coast BP Claims Disaster Recovery Team. He currently serves in a mentor role for The Spring, a division of the Studer Community Institute.

O’Sullivan has been active at UWF since 1975, serving on the UWF Foundation Board of Directors, College of Business Advisory Council and presidential search committees. He is also a UWF Foundation Fellow, recipient of the University of West Florida Distinguished Alumnus Award and was a principal organizer of the development of Pensacola’s proposed Community Maritime Park. He served on the UWF Board of Trustees from 2010 to 2020, serving as Chair for his last three years. He was presented the Presidential Medal of Honor in December 2019. 

O’Sullivan attended Washington & Lee University and ultimately earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of West Florida in 1973. He became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida in 1975. He began his accounting career with the international accounting firm Deloitte Touche in Atlanta.

O’Sullivan’s professional civic affiliations include: Board Member, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition; Board Member, Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast; Board Member, Studer Community Institute; Advisory Board Member, Pensacola Blue Wahoos; Past Board Chair, University of West Florida Board of Trustees; Past Chair, Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce; Past Board Member, Florida Chamber of Commerce; Past Board Member, Gulf Power Company; Past Board Member, Community Foundation of Northwest Florida; recipient of Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, Professional Business Leader of the Year Award; and recipient of Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, Pioneer Award.

O’Sullivan has been married to his wife Nancy for 49 years. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and six grandchildren.