Phil Santer is Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff for Ann Arbor SPARK, leading a team of professionals that partner with businesses and communities to help them grow. Phil has more than 15 years of economic development experience as a practitioner and at the public policy level. Prior to joining Ann Arbor SPARK, Phil held various roles at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and with a research center at George Mason University in Washington, DC.
Phil is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University and received his MBA from Wayne State University. He is also an Economic Development Financial Professional certified by the National Development Council and was recognized by DCI as “40 under 40” for economic development. He serves on the Board of Directors at Lake Trust Credit Union.