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Kevin Phillips

Kevin Phillips

Founding Partner, Chief Operating Officer

Jarrard Inc. Co-Founder Kevin Phillips is a national leader in successfully guiding organizations through communicating change during hospital mergers, acquisitions and other high-stakes transactional moments while navigating the evolving difficulties of the current healthcare environment. Phillips provides expert guidance to our clients through transitions, reputation issues and competitive positioning as health systems seek to leverage political strengths and solidify relationships to meet their strategic goals.

Phillips brings our clients over 20 years of deep political communications experience at the local, state and national levels—from serving in presidential, Senate and House campaigns to advising candidates in state legislative and judicial races to overseeing the media operations center for multiple national political conventions. He began his career in Washington, D.C., as a communications/press aide in politics and then worked closely as a top aide for more than 10 years with former Tennessee Gov. and current U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

Phillips was a key member of the team that completed the first for-profit hospital conversion in the state of Connecticut and helped repair the reputation of a major academic medical center in New York. He has led numerous Catholic hospitals and health systems through a change in sponsorship and recently oversaw communications for the largest not-for-profit system “merger of the year.” In addition to his commitments to clients, Phillips oversees the operations for our firm.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from James Madison University and his MBA from Auburn University.