Roger Phillips joined the Office of Employment and Training as the Assistant Director for Workforce and Employment Services. He works with the local offices to develop effective and efficient ways to serve both job seekers and employers. Phillips was recently the operations administrator for the Kentucky Career Center in Hopkinsville where he oversaw the career center for more than three years. 

He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Ind., earning a degree in political science. Roger has a long history of organizational management emphasizing the collaboration between
partners and various organizations. He was the employment and training coordinator at Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program covering 13 counties in western Kentucky. Roger works directly with the Kentucky Career Center regional managers as a connection between the different central office programs that impact career centers as well as operational issues of facilities and collaboration with partner organizations.

Phillips said he benefitted from his first job as an assessor of real property for a local county assessor’s office in Posey County, Ind. “I got to meet most every tax payer in the county, and I developed a real respect for the people who make up this country and what it means to serve our communities,” Phillips said. “My next journey into governmental service lasted more than 10 years with The Green River District Health Department in Owensboro, first as the Women Infants and Children program (WIC) field representative and then as the immunization field representative where I covered western Kentucky assuring that federal and state policies and regulations were followed.”

Roger Phillips
Board Member
Program Committee Chairperson