Phillip is a 9th generation Tennessean, has been married 33 years and has two grown sons. Prior to becoming Administrator of Wilson County in April 2011, Phillip was a real estate broker in Wilson County for 23 years. He started his real estate career with Cumberland Real Estate on the Lebanon Square in 1988. Phillip served six years as a director on the Wilson County Board of Realtors, served on the Tennessee Board of Realtors and was President of the Realtors Association. He was appointed Administrator of Elections in 2011. Since being appointed, he has earned the Certified Public Administrator designation from The University of Tennessee County Technical Assistance Service, has served two terms as Middle Tennessee Vice President of TACEO and was elected President of TACEO in 2017.