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Neil Phillips is the founder and executive director of Visible Men and Visible Men Academy. Visible Men is a success network that celebrates accomplished black men and elevates black boys to new heights of achievement, fulfillment, and societal contribution. Visible Men Academy is a charter K-8 school for boys from low-income family backgrounds in Bradenton, Florida. Previously Neil was the head of the upper school at The Out-of-Door Academy, an independent day school in Sarasota, Florida. Neil served as the assistant headmaster of Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland, where he taught English and public speaking. He also held positions at Landon as head of the upper school and athletic director. In 2002 and 2003, Neil served as a consultant for Team Up for Youth, an Oakland, California-based foundation that supports youth sports initiatives in lower-income communities. He is the founder of One on One Basketball, and he served as coaching education manager for the Positive Coaching Alliance. Neil received his bachelor's degree in English and American literature from Harvard University in 1989. He lives in Sarasota with his wife Shannon and their sons, Reece and Blair. Neil is a Fellow of the Echoing Green/Open Society Foundation inaugural class of Black Male Achievement Fellows. He is a Fellow of the fourth class of Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.