Ms. Phillips graduated magna cum laude with a B.F.A. from Birmingham-Southern College in 1989 and went on to attend Washington & Lee University, School of Law where she graduated summa cum laude with a J.D. in 1995. Ms. Phillips began practicing law as law clerk for Hon. Rhesa H. Barksdale of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and later practiced in Atlanta, Georgia with Long, Aldridge & Norman LLP and in Nashville with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP. After serving as General Attorney for both BellSouth and AT&T Tennessee, she now serves as the President of AT&T Tennessee, a position she has held since 2013. Ms. Phillips is involved in several civic and charitable organizations in Nashville, Tennessee, including serving as the Chair for the Drive to 55 Coalition and serving on the boards of Birmingham-Southern College, Tennessee Business Leadership Coalition and Nashville Repertory Theatre. Furthermore, Ms. Phillips was recognized as the Nashville Business Journal Newsmaker of the Year for 2015, Nashville’s Power 100 list, Nashville’s Women Business Leaders of the Year 2014, Tennessee Board of Regents’ Award for Philanthropy and was named one of Nashville’s Outstanding CEOs for 2017.