A veteran Republican communicator and strategist, Phil offers strategic counsel to and lobbies on behalf of Strategies 360’s clients as senior vice president of federal relations in the firm’s DC practice. Previously, he served on the staff of Freedom Caucus founder Congressman Raúl Labrador (R-ID), based in DC and Boise. Phil served as a floor whip for the Donald Trump campaign during the Republican National Convention, and an informal advisor to President-elect Trump’s Idaho campaign.
Phil was most recently the vice president of government and media relations in S360’s Boise, Idaho office. In Idaho, Phil managed a diverse portfolio of clients, both as a registered state lobbyist and as a communications specialist. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 Phil was honored by the Idaho Press Club with first place awards on behalf of his clients for Best Public Affairs Campaign as well as numerous other first-place awards during this period.
Prior to joining S360 in 2013, Phil served as both spokesman and district coalitions director for Congressman Raúl Labrador. In these dual roles, Phil was responsible for overseeing communications with national and local media, as well as all inter-governmental relations with federal and state agencies in Idaho.
In addition, Phil served as communications director for the Idaho State Senate Majority and as a key aide to Lt. Governor Brad Little, for whom he acted as liaison to Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter’s staff.
Before moving to Idaho, Phil spent 12 years in London where he owned and operated a music marketing and promotion agency with a diverse book of clients including the Black Keys, Brian Wilson, Henry Rollins, and Sixpence None the Richer. He and his firm were recognized with numerous gold and platinum record awards for their successes.
In his spare time, Phil is an avid iPhone reader of newspapers and periodicals from around the US and UK, and enjoys television series marathons via Netflix with his wife and children. Born in Manhattan, Phil is a die-hard fan of the New York Yankees, New York Football Giants and continues to be an avid supporter of Fulham FC in the English Football League, with whom he held season tickets when he lived in London.
Phil holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Seton Hall University.