Perdue School of Business
Perdue Hall

Executive Leader Lecture Series

Steve Phillips
Steve Phillips
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Holloway Hall Auditorium
3:30 p.m.
Reception to Follow-Social Rm

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SALISBURY, MD - Steve Phillips’ family has been a part of the seafood industry for 100 years, since the establishment of the AE Phillips & Son seafood processing plant on the Chesapeake Bay in 1914.  Steve’s parents Brice and Shirley Phillips founded the family’s first restaurant location in 1956, and Steve played an instrumental role in the company’s expansion, growing the restaurant brand of company-operated and franchise locations across the East Coast.  Faced with the diminishing supply of crab from the Chesapeake Bay in the 1980’s, Steve sought a new global source of crab.  He formed Phillips Foods in 1990, and is credited with establishing the blue swimming crab industry across Southeast Asia.  The company currently operates an extensive network of crab and seafood processing plants in Southeast Asia; these help ensure a dependable year-round source for Steve’s own restaurants, as well as thousands of restaurants and grocery stores across the country through the company’s retail and foodservice divisions.  Steve’s current focus is on establishing and encouraging an industry-wide commitment to crab sustainability.  His efforts have resulted in major fishery improvement platforms including the NFI Crab Council and the SFP Fishery Improvement Fund.

Sponsored by the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, admission to his talk is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6119 or visit the SU website at