Quency Phillips is executive director of Joint Venture’s Lighthouse initiative (formerly Building Back Better), established in 2021 as a backbone effort to support regional recovery and reduce stark inequities magnified by the pandemic. Phillips has been committed to social good for more than 25 years through community service and entrepreneurship. Phillips most recently steered community engagement for Google Development Ventures’ $15B Silicon Valley development portfolio. He was previously chief strategy officer for HouseKeys in Morgan Hill and CEO of Fuzion, an advertising and marketing agency for athletes and entertainers and has maintained a consulting practice for nearly 10 years. He was community engagement manager for Local Initiatives Support Corporation in Oakland and chief marketing officer for Weather Tech Fasteners Global. He is a member of the ABFE, which advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities.