At its September meeting at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, the War Memorial Commission unanimously elected Brooks Pierce Partner Reid Phillips as its new chairman.
The War Memorial Commission, appointed by the Greensboro City Council, serves as the Greensboro Coliseum Complex’s advisory board. Before this month’s election, Phillips had served as the Commission’s vice-chairman; he has been a member of the Commission since 2009. He succeeds Richard Beard as chairman and will serve in this position through August of 2015.
In addition to his volunteer service on the Commission, Phillips has been a key advocate for the Greensboro Aquatic Center, which has hosted national swimming and diving competitions since opening at the Coliseum Complex in 2011. Phillips also serves as chairman-elect of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and has been a lead proponent for the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, slated to open in downtown Greensboro in 2017. Phillips has been actively involved with the Weatherspoon Art Museum Association, currently serving on the board of directors, and has held past leadership positions with the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art and the Greensboro Metropolitan YMCA.
A partner in the firm’s Greensboro office, Phillips represents business clients in complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been recognized by Chambers USA in Commercial Litigation since 2008.