Phillip founded PUBLIC Inc. in 2008 to create innovative and scalable campaigns that would generate measurable social impact through fundraising, advocacy and volunteer engagement. As CEO, Phillip is responsible for developing campaigns and running the company.
Recent campaigns include: The Get HandsOn Challenge, a national campaign to mobilize volunteerism across the United States; launching generationOn, the newest and largest youth volunteerism organization in America (with the support of Hasbro, the Hub and Discovery); Zero Force, an advocacy and fundraising initiative with General Romeo Dallaire (former commander of the UN Force in Rwanda during the genocide) to eradicate the use of child soldiers; Shelter from the Storm, a fundraising campaign to stop violence against women; a car-free day for WWF; and developing three PUBLIC created initiatives -- Power of 2, goodnightsleep, and Football for Good.
Prior to creating PUBLIC, Phillip spent seven years as Vice President & Managing Director of Manifest Communications, a social issues advertising agency. His role involved running the company and developing cause and corporate citizenship strategies and advertising campaigns. Prior to Manifest, Phillip led the public sector to practice at D-Code, a youth research and marketing firm; was a Project Manager at the Institute of Governance (a think-tank based in Ottawa); and a Project Officer at the Canadian Council for International Cooperation. Phillip has a Masters in International Relations from the Normal Paterson School of International Affairs and serves as Chair of the Board of Anaphylaxis Canada.