U.S. Department of Commerce
Bureau of Industry and Security
14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Room 2639
Washington, DC 20230
T: 1-202-482-2984
F: 1-202-482-4094


Mr. Elroy Gene Christiansen is the senior licensing officer in the Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls, Bureau of Industry and Security.

In addition to processing licenses for aerospace and marine items, he manages the commodity jurisdiction, commodity classification and licensing determinations for the Office. As a senior engineer, he is involved in many intra- and inter-agency working groups that are considering changes to export controls and practices. He is a frequent participant in the Department's Export Administration Regulations training program and is the Bureau authority on aerospace the technology transfer issues.

Mr. Christiansen joined the Department of Commerce in 1983 after serving 20 years in the Air Force. He holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University and a Masters in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri.


U.S. Department of Commerce
Bureau of Industry and Security
14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Room 2705
Washington, DC 20230
T: 1-202-482-2440
F: 1-202-482-3355


Mr. Timothy Mooney is a Senior Export Policy Analyst with the Regulatory Policy Division in the Office of Exporter Services/Export Administration with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).

Mr. Mooney joined BIS in July 2004. As a Senior Export Policy Analyst, he is responsible for drafting rules to revise the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Since 2004, Mr. Mooney has helped to draft sixty-one rules that have amended or requested public comments on the EAR. Mr. Mooney is actively involved in the current Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative, including helping to draft the April 16, 2013 initial implementation of ECR final rule.

Mr. Mooney’s duties at BIS include providing guidance to companies regarding regulatory issues, including speaking about the EAR at various seminars around the United States and internationally.

Before joining BIS, Mr. Mooney worked in an Assistant Director, PR and Research position for five years with the Japan External Trade Organization’s (JETRO) office in Denver, Colorado (May 1999 - June 2004).

Mr. Mooney has a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies (June1998) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York, College at Brockport (August 1992).


U.S. Department of Commerce
Bureau of Industry and Security
Western Regional Office
Northern California Branch
160 West Santa Clara Street, Suite 725
San Jose, California 95113
T: 1-408-998-8806
F: 1-408-998-8677


Larry Sullivan received a Bachelor of Science degree (Summa cum Laude) in Business Management from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science degree in Systems Management (Information Systems) from the University of Southern California.

He is a decorated combat veteran and former intelligence officer who has lived, traveled and worked around the world.

For more than twenty years, he represented firms from the relatively small to Fortune 500 companies in the international arena.

He has spoken at numerous trade-related events in the U.S. and around the world including venues in France, Germany, Singapore, Spain and the United Arab Emirates.

He has also been a guest speaker on export controls, international trade and nonproliferation at such prestigious institutions as San Jose State University, the Monterey Institute of International Studies and the Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

Mr. Sullivan is currently with the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Western Regional Office, San Jose branch where he provides export counseling and licensing guidance to individuals and firms.