Our Leadership

Philips Academy was co-founded by Barbara Parrish and Philips Academy parents Phil and Jane Blount.


Members of the Board, recruited from the educational, civic, business, medical and professional constituencies include:

  • Chairman Karl Sawyer, Attorney at Law,                                                                Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
  • Jane Blount, MSA, Co-Founder, Philips Academy
  • Phil Blount, President, ICONS, Inc.
  • Philip Chandler, SVP, Commercial Loan Officer, NewBridge Bank
  • Susan B. Coe, DVM, ABVP, Vice President, CFO, Animal Medical Hospital
  • H. Frasier Ives, Benefits Compliance, National Practice Leader, Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.
  • Matthew W. Smith, Managing Director, The Finley Group, Inc.
  • Michael B. Wiggins, Partner, Crosland Southeast