Phil Santer

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Phil Santer SPARK
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff

Phil Santer is the Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff for Ann Arbor SPARK. In this position, Phil leads a team of professionals responsible for business retention, attraction, and expansion in Livingston and Washtenaw counties. Phil has several years of economic development experience as a practitioner and at the public policy level. Prior to joining Ann Arbor SPARK, Phil held various roles at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, including as an associate for capital access programs and as a manager of state-level incentives.

Phil is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University and received his MBA from Wayne State University. He is also an Economic Development Financial Professional certified by the National Development Council.