Feb 8, 2013

County Executive names David Phillips Director of Office of Economic and Workforce Development

PRESS RELEASE: February 8, 2013

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced today that he has named David Phillips as the Director of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development.

Phillips brings experience working with Community Development Block Grants to the county and has worked for numerous Chambers of Commerce in Dane County. He also has extensive experience in the banking industry.

“David Phillips’ skills are a great match for our efforts to improve the economy by developing partnerships with the private sector for Dane County. His work with the business community through area Chambers of Commerce provides valuable experience that will lead to many new successful partnerships across the county,” said Parisi.

Phillips is a member of the Dane County Community Development Block Grant Commission and has helped promote area events such as the Ironman Race as a Board Member of the Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation. He has a strong background in designing economic development plans and was most recently in charge of economic development for the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce. Phillips has also served as the President of Downtown Madison, Inc. and is the former Chair of the City of Madison Economic Development Commission.

Phillips will be in charge of the Dane County’s collaborative efforts to strengthen economic and workforce development in the region. The County Executive chose to focus the County’s work in this area following his participation in developing the recently released ‘Advance Now’ Initiative through regional economic development group MadREP.

Contact: Carrie Springer, Office of the County Executive
springer@countyofdane.com  |  608.267.8823

Read the full press release.