Phil was awarded the David R. Whitwam Outstanding Achievement Award, one of the highest honors bestowed by Cornerstone Alliance, a business retention and expansion organization serving Berrien County, Michigan. Phil is treasurer of the Southshore Companies, a real estate investment and development team in St. Joseph, Michigan. He has been with Southshore for 30 years. Prior to that he was senior manager for Price Waterhouse for nine years. The Whitwam award annually recognizes a community member who has achieved success through corporate leadership and involvement in community improvement. Phil is a long time member of the Cornerstone Alliance Board of Directors and its executive committee. He also serves on the City of St. Joseph Planning Commission and the board of directors of the St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation. Additionally, he is a trustee of the Berrien Community Foundation, and is the co-leader on the Michigan’s Great Southwest Leadership Council’s Best Practice Governance, Government Support and Economic Development committee.