Phillips joined CI in 2003 and has served the organization in a number of capacities, ranging from project management and client relationship development to serving as a strategic consultant with current and potential clients. As vice president, he is responsible for overseeing the public relations, marketing and advertising functions of CI and Corporate Marketing. Phillips also plays a key role in new client expansion across regional and national markets. Prior to CI, Phillips was a reporter for the Bristol Herald Courier. He holds a master’s degree in corporate and professional communications from Radford University.