Phillips Appointed to Howard County Economic Development Authority

KCI is pleased to announce that Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman has appointed Senior Vice President Charles A. Phillips Jr., RPLS, to the board of the county’s Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), an organization focused on attracting and retaining existing businesses by supporting their growth and success within the area.

Phillips’ 38-year career in land use, zoning and residential and commercial development has included hundreds of projects located in Howard County. In addition to his wealth of technical knowledge and familiarity with the county’s land use and zoning regulations, he is a long-time resident and is active in local community organizations and outreach efforts. Phillips currently serves on the board of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and sits on both the Legislative and Resource Development committees. As part of the HCEDA’s all-volunteer board, Phillips joins other county leaders representing legal, professional services, manufacturing, health care, financial services and non-profit industries, among others, who together with a full-time staff of 18 serve as a catalyst for growth and development in the region.

I welcome the opportunity to work with the staff and fellow board members at the Economic Development Authority as we endeavor to create an environment in Howard County to help existing businesses thrive as well as attract new businesses. I am very excited about the pro-business agenda that County Executive Kittleman has established within his administration and am happy to contribute in any way I can.

Charles A. Phillips Jr., RPLSExecutive Vice President, Site/Facilities Market Leader

Charles A. Phillips Jr., RPLS

After joining KCI in 1985 as a lead surveyor in the firm’s Laurel office, Phillips became head of the Baltimore surveys division in 1991, the Laurel office in 1992, and the Baltimore site engineering division in 1994. In 1997, he was appointed head of the site engineering and surveys group and promoted to senior vice president. In 2002, he was named site/buildings/telecommunications market manager for the Mid-Atlantic region, and now serves as company-wide site and facilities discipline manager. In addition to his roles in Howard County-based organizations, Phillips also serves on the board of directors of the National Aquarium in Baltimore and Project PLASE, a non-profit dedicated to providing housing and hope for Baltimore’s most vulnerable homeless population. He is a registered professional land surveyor as well as a member of the Home Builders Association of Maryland, the Maryland Society of Surveyors, the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, and the Society of American Military Engineers.