Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff
Phil Santer is Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff for Ann Arbor SPARK. In this position, Phil leads a team of professionals that partner with businesses and communities to help them grow. Phil has more than ten 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.