Director, Economic Development Administration
Phil has served as the Director of the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration's Atlanta Region since 2007.
In this capacity he
has overall responsibility for the implementation of EDA's
financial assistance programs for the eight southeastern states.
He has been with EDA for fourteen years beginning as the Chief of Capacity Development, focusing on non-construction programs.
His prior experience includes not-for-profit service representing financial institutions, a vice president of a Wall Street bank investment banking affiate, and during the banking and real estate crisis of the 1980's as a federal fiduciary of failed banks where he primarily faciliated the disposition of large commercial properties.
In EDA he
has led various initiatives to streamline work processes and create innovative regulatory and policy supporting contemporary economic development.
served a seven month appointment as acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs and responsible for the operations of all six EDA regional offices and divisions within headquarters.
Phil is a graduate of Georgia Tech and has his MBA from Georgia State University.