Greg Phillips is in his 19th year at Florida State where he oversees the business affairs, ticket sales and operations, championships and information technology for the athletics department. He also administers the Seminole men’s and women’s tennis programs.
Phillips is responsible for all business operations, including developing and managing budgets totaling $44 million. Honored recently by his peers as one of the nation’s top financial administrators, he has made numerous presentations at national conferences on revenue generation, cost containment and emerging technologies, and he has authored a number of published articles on those topics.
Leading an information technology team that has been recognized nationally for its innovations, he is responsible for formulation and execution of the department’s online strategy. In addition, he created and manages Seminole Dispatch, a weekly newsletter highlighting the accomplishments of student-athletes in the classroom and in the community.
Phillips coordinates the integration of the ticketing, marketing and media relations components for a program that distributes 800,000 tickets annually, generating $13 million. He led a strategic restructuring of the ticket office and developed, and led the implementation of, a quality service initiative. Additionally, he managed 15 NCAA postseason baseball tournaments, the NCAA Women’s Tennis National Championships and various regional and ACC events.
A past president of the College Athletics Business Management Association, Phillips remains involved in that organization’s leadership. He has served on the ACC Finance Committee, and he is an active member of NACDA and NACMA.
The Bartow, Fla., native graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business, both from Florida State. He also earned a master’s degree in sports administration from the United State Sports Academy. Phillips and his wife Deanna have a son, Payton (10), and a daughter, Kathryn (8).