Kenn Philips

WDB Board - Member


Kenn Phillips is the President and CEO of The Valley Economic Alliance, serving the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County and its 5-city partners (Burbank, Calabasas, Glendale, Los Angeles and San Fernando).

The Alliance elevates the economic vitality and stability of the region. Through the Alliance’s initiatives, businesses and organizations benefit from the many economic development programs including business assistance, workforce development and marketing.

Prior to taking the helm of the Alliance, Mr. Phillips served as its Senior VP. He assisted more than 2,500 San Fernando Valley businesses in economic development including tax incentives in employee recruitment, training and City and County tax credits.

Mr. Phillips serves on the boards of Sherman Oaks and Encino Hospitals, United Chamber of Commerce, CSU Northridge Ernie Schaeffer Center for Innovation Entrepreneurship and Regional Higher Learning Consortium. He also is an active volunteer in various community groups and projects.

Mr. Phillips has a B.S. in Psychology from Cal State University Northridge.