Daryl Phillips, CEcD

Director of Economic Development
Cheatham County Joint Economic & Community Development Board
Ashland City, TN

Daryl Phillips serves as Director of Economic Development for Cheatham County Joint Economic & Community Development Board. He earned his undergraduate degree from Austin Peay State University and a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University. He achieved the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in 2008 and has earned the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from the National Development Council. He is currently the chair of the IEDC Education and Certification Advisory Committee and is a frequent speaker on the profession at regional and IEDC conferences. Daryl previously worked in manufacturing, but has held management positions with economic development organizations since 1996, serving as chief executive and lead economic development professional for rural counties since 2006.