Phil is President of John Deere Financial Canada based in Oakville. Prior to this role, he was the Manager, Global Data Management & Governance for John Deere Financial based in Johnston, Iowa. Throughout his career with John Deere, he has held a range of positions. Notably, Managing Director, John Deere Leasing Thailand based in Bangkok, Manager, State Public Affairs where he serves as Deere’s lobbyist for the state of Iowa and roles in credit underwriting, market development, marketing services and customer management.
He joined John Deere in 1999 as a member of the John Deere’s Gator Utility Vehicle Group start-up team in Williamsburg, VA. Phil and his family moved to the Des Moines, Iowa area in 2002 where he joined John Deere Financial.
Phil was appointed to Clive’s City Council on July 21, 2011 and was elected to serve in November the same year. As a member of City Council, he served as the city’s representative on the Metro Waste Authority’s board of directors. Prior to City Council he was appointed to Clive’s Citizens’ Budget Committee and Board of Adjustment. He is a past board member of CULTUREALL, Clive Community Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Iowa Taxpayers Association.
Phil is a native of Virginia. He has a B.S. degree in Finance from VA Tech and an MBA from the College of William and Mary. Phil and his wife Sarah reside in Oakville. He has a daughter and grandson who reside in Des Moines, Iowa. For fun, he enjoys cycling, exercising, and travel.