G. G. Phillips Jr. ’60, Chairman
A member of the VMI Class of 1960, G. G. Phillips Jr. is the former chief executive officer and chairman of Henderson & Phillips Inc., an insurance company in Norfolk, Va., and he is former chairman of Seaboard Financial Group.
The dedicated alumnus served president of the VMI Keydet Club, Inc. from 1973 to 1975; was a member of the VMI Board of Visitors from 1979 to 1985; a trustee of the VMI Foundation, Inc. from 1986 to 1997; and the Foundation’s president from 1993 to 1995.
In early 2000, Phillips became chairman of the comprehensive capital campaign, Reveille: A Call to Excel, a five-year effort that raised more than $207 million in gifts and commitments for VMI. He also developed the concept of the Jackson-Hope Fund and has been the chairman of its Board of Overseers since the Fund’s inception. To celebrate his great service to VMI, the VMI Foundation presented Phillips with the Distinguished Service Award, its highest honor, in 1998.