Public affairs professional Page Phillips is joining CFM, bolstering the firm's capability to address major public policy issues in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Phillips serves as Washington State Director for the Columbia River Crossing Coalition, a role she will continue after joining CFM.
"Page has emerged as the go-to public affairs professional in Southwest Washington," says Kelly Parker, president and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. "She is a quick study who looks for pathways to success and understands how to motivate people."
Phillips represented Washington Senator Patty Murray and former Congressman Brian Baird in Southwest Washington. Prior to that she worked five years in Washington, D.C., two years for former Congresswoman Elizabeth Furse and three as a consultant. Her resume also includes work as a public affairs consultant and on campaigns in Oregon, California and Colorado.
Among her past projects are organizing stakeholders around the controversial issue of designating Mount St. Helens as a National Park, dredging projects on the Columbia River and designating rivers as wild and scenic. In her current role, Phillips is responsible for stakeholder outreach and strategy and mobilizing local advocacy for the Columbia River Crossing project.
"We are pleased to have Page join our team," says CFM President Gary Conkling. "She brings energy, a fresh perspective and a wider set of contacts to our work. Most important, she gets the intersection between good policy and politics that is at the heart of solid public affairs work."
Phillips will work out of CFM's Portland office. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Puget Sound and a Master of Community and Regional Planning degree from the University of Oregon. In good weather she likes to hike and bike, and in bad weather she cooks and reads. Phillips has a five-year-old daughter and lives in Portland.