Tina Benvenuti Sullivan
President & Chief Operating Officer
“Quality Control Connoisseur & Self-Proclaimed Neat Freak”
As Franco’s president and chief operating officer, Tina Benvenuti Sullivan ensures operational excellence for employees, clients and the agency. She oversees Franco’s leadership team and emerging leaders, directs talent development and supports the firm’s scalability and expansion efforts. Tina manages agency operations, with a focus on expanding Franco’s capabilities and mentoring team members as they develop leadership skills. In addition to agency operations, Tina also serves as lead counsel for the agency’s B2B, automotive, manufacturing and technology clients, applying her vast experience in branding, communications and project management to guide Franco’s account teams and new business development.
A self-proclaimed neat freak, Tina can take any unorganized mess and turn it into a color-coded, alphabetized masterpiece. Her undying passion for a well-designed space (both at home and in the office) was critical during her management of Franco’s office redesign in 2017.
Prior to joining Franco, Tina worked in a variety of corporate and agency roles related to the automotive industry. She was a news desk and corporate communications manager at the former Chrysler Group LLC and the communications director for Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES). During her time as the AYES communications director she was dedicated to preparing high school students for a career in automotive technology, leading community programming and developing marketing campaigns to generate consumer awareness. Additionally, she served as the managing director at Eview360, a local brand experience and design studio, guiding account teams in quality control and managing design timelines. Tina also spent nearly a decade at a boutique automotive public relations firm early in her career.
Tina is an active member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Automotive Public Relations Council (APRC). She currently serves as a board member for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.
Tina holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Michigan. She is also a graduate of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit XXXVI.
Tina resides in Troy with her husband, two daughters and beloved Goldendoodle. The family often enjoys spending time at their cottage on Lake Huron.