Arts and culture have major impacts on communities like ours by using images, sounds and stories to provide an influence on economic health, welfare, culture and education. Join us as Phil Jacobs, a founding Partner in The Pendleton Consulting Group and a Senior Consultant for Coxe Curry and Associates, facilitates conversations around these factors and helps to educate attendees on how arts and culture can invigorate the visions of community and business leaders like you.
Prior to joining Pendleton and Coxe Curry, Phil served in numerous leadership positions over a 34-year career with BellSouth and AT&T. He led operations, sales and marketing functions, including the company’s business systems division, and was named Chief Operating Officer of Optus Communications, a $3 billion local, long distance and wireless firm headquartered in Sydney, Australia, which was partially owned by BellSouth. In 1998, Phil was named President of BellSouth’s Georgia Operations and was named President of Business Communications Services of AT&T-Southeast following AT&T’s acquisition of BellSouth.
Since his retirement in 2007, Phil has been active in Economic Development, Healthcare, and Education. He was appointed to the State’s Board of Economic Development, serving as its Chairman for three years. He has also served as board member and chairman of CDC Foundation and Atlanta’s Teach for America Board. Phil is currently the Chair of Woodruff Arts Center Governing Board.