Posted 12/24/2012 12:00 am
Greg Phillips graduated in 1987 from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia with a bachelor’s degree in music. He is also a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas’ Community Development Institute and has completed the Arkansas Government Manager Program, the Arkansas Certified Public Manager Program and the Arkansas Certified Volunteer Manager Program.
Prior to joining the Main Street Arkansas program 15 years ago as an assistant director, Phillips worked at the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for eight years, first as director of marketing and public relations, then as director of volunteer services. He has also held positions at the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and Peoria Ballet Company in Illinois.
In his new role, Phillips will be responsible for overseeing the services of the Main Street Arkansas program, which helps create economic development in the state’s downtown areas through design, economic restructuring, organization and promotion. “I’m looking forward to building upon the proud tradition of Main Street Arkansas, which was established in 1984,” Phillips said. “There are many opportunities to continue and expand service delivery to our constituents throughout the state. This will be an exciting new challenge and chapter in my life.” He succeeds Cary Tyson, who was promoted to deputy director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.