Phillips Goes West With ACG

SAN FRANCISCO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Bruce D. Thibodeau, President of the Arts Consulting Group, Inc. (ACG) announced today that Greg Phillips will be joining the firm as a Vice President based in its San Francisco, California and Portland, Oregon offices.

Phillips will work throughout North America with a particular focus on consulting in the areas of organizational change, transition management, capital campaign planning, Board development, and revenue maximization.

Phillips brings 35 years experience in performing arts management, planning, fundraising, marketing, finance, human resources, board development, and program planning.

During his career, he has started-up, turned-around and grown producing and presenting arts organizations and run his own artists management company.

Most recently Phillips was Executive Director of Portland Center Stage (PCS) and helped the company to continue growing the subscriber and donor base.

In addition, he secured the largest-ever Capital Campaign contribution and some of the largest individual and foundation contributions in the PCS’ 23-year history.


Prior to his move to Portland, Phillips was the Executive Director of Broadway By the Bay, producing musicals at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center.

In 1991 he founded CenterStage at the Osher Marin JCC (the San Francisco Bay Area’s 92nd St. Y) and during the next 15 seasons presented over 600 events and performances.

In 1995 Mr. Phillips founded CSTAR, Creative Stage Artists Management, and for the next decade represented Broadway artists including Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley and songwriter Stephen Schwartz.

His work in television and film includes hosting and producing the first PBS home remodeling series, KQED’s Grin and Repair It (the forerunner to This Old House) and coaching Robin Williams for his role as the Russian Saxophonist in Moscow on the Hudson.

Phillips holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Marlboro College, home of Music from Marlboro and the Marlboro Music Festival.

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon

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