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Jeff Phillips, “The State of Guilford County” (July 12)
July 12, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Chair, Board of Guilford County Commissioners
The State of Guilford County
Jeff Phillips is a Managing Partner with Midtown Financial Advisors. He has been an Investment Advisor for more than 30 years. He developed his financial expertise with Prudential, PaineWebber/UBS, and Wachovia Securities before founding Phillips Wealth Management in 2003 and, in June of 2016, merged with three other successful firms to form Midtown Financial Advisors here in Greensboro.
Jeff studied computer science at the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a former Director at Daystar Church; he served on the board of directors of the Greensboro Children’s Museum; is the past President of the Greensboro Optimist Club; was President and co-founder of Men of Vision & Excellence, a Christian non-profit, and a former team leader for the Salvation Army’s Night Watch ministry, serving the homeless in Greensboro.
He was elected to the Board of Guilford County Commissioners in 2012 and was immediately selected by his peers as the Chairman of the Budget Committee and has been instrumental in helping the board navigate the County’s nearly $600 million annual budget. Jeff’s guidance and leadership resulted in tens of millions in savings for county taxpayers, a reduction of more than $200 million in county debt, property tax cuts in 3 of the last 4 years, as well as increases in public Education funding in each of the last 4 years.
Jeff was subsequently elected by his peers as Vice-Chairman in 2014 and is now serving in his second year as Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners.
Jeff has been married to Lori for 34 years and has two married daughters and two grandchildren.