Congrats Diplomat of the Month: Tom Phillips!

Tom (2) What’s your favorite part about your job?

It’s all about relationships and taking ideas to people who may not have the time to think about advertising and marketing. I love to visit with a client in person and ask questions about their business.  Radio has allowed me to become a better listener.  Most people don’t have time write, think about branding statements, time slots, age demographics etc.  That’s where I come in!  I try to be a service to others.

If you had to choose another career, what would it be?

Something in music!  I love to play piano & drums.  I once wrote a tribute for The Jim Reeves & Patsy Cline Show and couldn’t believe it when I saw it years later…so something in music or The Circus.

 Who’s your hero?

 I have several: Mike Robinson, Jack Crump, Lamar McClure, Dr. Don Thomas, Dr. Dale Anthony (Zollie Cantrell) Tommy Jett (Tommy Reynolds), Lane Newberry, My brothers Rich & Mo, Jim Boyd & Eugene Lawson.  But If I had to pick one just one it would be….Coach Tony Ingle. They all saved my life and for that I am forever grateful.

What cause or causes are you involved with?

As a child I was crippled so I became a Mason & Scottish Rite supporting kids in helping them get back on their feet.  I am also a recovered member active now for 35 yrs in AA. I support the Roadrunners Athletics, Dalton Parks & Rec Center, Bluegrass Music & AM Radio Stations.

What’s your favorite part of being a Diplomat?

This group has become truly dear to my heart.  The people involved are those who I want to be like the rest of my life.  What a honor to be part of this special group.  THANK YOU!