Phil Brown -  - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Phil Brown

Senior Associate Athletic Director • Chief Business Officer • Facilities, Event Management and Capital Projects

Phil Brown joined Vanderbilt in 2015 as the assistant business manager for athletics and currently serves as senior associate athletic director and chief business officer. He also provides oversight of Vanderbilt’s facilities and event management, capital projects and equipment staff.

In addition to his administrative operations duties in finance, facilities, event management and equipment, Brown serves as the baseball sport administrator and previously oversaw ticket operations. Brown’s first season as baseball sport administrator ended with the program raising the 2019 national championship trophy in Omaha and a return visit to Omaha in 2021 as the national runner-up.

Prior to arriving at Vanderbilt, Brown worked in a similar role at Texas A&M-Kingsville as the assistant athletic director for financial operations for athletics and campus recreation.

Brown began his career in trust tax accounting with Regions Financial before transitioning to a small public accounting firm where he primarily worked in audit on governmental and non-profit clients. He also worked with a variety of clients during tax season.

A native of Louisiana, Brown earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Houston and a master’s in business administration from Texas A&M-Commerce. He earned a master’s degree in sports management from Georgia Southern and is also a graduate of the Sport Management Institute Executive Programs conducted at Michigan and Texas.

Brown is married to Alison Fontenot Brown. They are the parents of three children — Charlotte, Owen and Emmett.