Board Member

Chairman Emeritus, 2000-2012, Deceased

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Jim PhillipsChairman Emeritus, 2000-2012, Deceased

Editorial: Jim Phillips leaves huge legacy in El Paso

Professional Title: Chairman of the Board, Wells Fargo Bank (Ret.)

College: Texas Christian University, B.S. 1958
Military Service: United States Air Force
Family: Wife - Nita Bentley from Pharr, Texas and Son - J.R. Phillips
Religion: Trinity United Methodist Church, El Paso, Texas
Work: Board of Directors Wells Fargo Bank Texas, N.A. - Chairman of the Community Board of Directors

Boards Served:

  • Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce - Foundation Board
  • University of Texas at El Paso - Development Board
  • Candlelighters of El Paso - Advisor Board
  • Hospice of El Paso - Foundation Board
  • El Paso Holocaust Museum Advisory Board
  • El Paso Zoological Association Advisory Board
  • Texas Tech Medical Center - Members Dean's Advisory Board and Development Board
  • Texas Radio Hall of Fame - Board of Directors
  • Chairman Emeritus Project ARRIBA - Board of Directors
  • Center Against Family Violence - Co-Chair Mason Gifts
  • Co-Chair University of Texas at El Paso - Legacy Campaign - Benefactor Gifts 1996-2000
  • Co-Chair Major Gifts - YWCA Capital Drive - 1998
  • Co-Chair Texas Tech University Beast Care Center Fund Drive, Major Gifts
  • Chairman UTEP Board of Development - 1985, 1997, 1998
  • Chairman Bond Issue - New Justice Center - Passed 1985
  • Chairman - Mass Transit Issue 1987 - ½ cent sales tax passed
  • Chairman - Boy Scouts of America YUCCA Council - Long Range
  • Study Committee 1987-1989
  • Chairman - University of Texas at El Paso 2001 Economic Development Committee 1989-1990
  • Chairman - United Way Drive 1976
  • Chairman - El Paso United Negro College Fund 1970
  • Mayor's Blue Ribbon Committee to examine C.D.B.G.'s Grants Distribution

Past President:

  • El Paso Chapter - National Conference of Christians and Jews 1989-1990
  • El Paso Chamber of Commerce 1980-1981
  • El Paso United Way 1979
  • El Paso Better Business Bureau 1978-1979
  • El Paso Sun Carnival Association 1976
  • El Paso Boys Club 1973-1974
  • El Paso Industrial Development Corp. 1977-1978, 1988
  • El Paso Arts Alliance 1979-1980
  • Texas Association of Broadcasters 1979
  • Fort Worth Junior Chamber 1962-1963
  • McAllen United Way 1968
  • UTEP El Dorados Organization

Past Boards:

  • Sierra Providence Health Network - Past Chairman of the Governing Board of Directors
  • Chairman, State National Bank, El Paso, 1990-1995
  • Texas Council on Economic Education
  • Texas Association of Taxpayers
  • Texas Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority
  • Arbitron Radio Advisory Council
  • All Radio Music Licensing Committee
  • National Association of Broadcasters - Legislative Committee
  • Texas Election Bureau
  • El Paso Community Foundation

Honors:

  • El Paso Ad man of the Year 1975
  • National Conference of Christians & Jews - Human Relations Award 1981
  • The City of El Paso Conquistadors Award 1981
  • El Paso Board of Realtors Outstanding Citizen Award 1984
  • Prevent Blindness - Honoree of the Year 1985
  • Honorary Chairman Lighthouse for the Blind Drive 1985
  • Honorary Chairman Easter Seals Telethon 1985
  • Silver Beaver Award from YUCCA Council - Boy Scouts of America 1989
  • Broadcaster of the Year 1989, presented Texas Association of Broadcasters
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chairman Award 1994 and 1996
  • Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce - Star Award 1995
  • LULAC - Humanitarian Award 1996
  • United Way - Champion of Caring Award - 1999
  • Rotary Club of El Paso Distinguished Service Award 2001
  • Paul Harris Fellow - 2001
  • Texas Radio Hall of Fame - Elected to Hall in 2003
  • Texas Association of Broadcasters - Pioneer Broadcaster of the Year 2005
  • Association of Fund Raising Professionals
  • Outstanding Philanthropist for 2005 presented to Jim and Nita Phillips

Radio Background

  • 1960 - 1964, General Sales Manager KFJZ AM/FM, Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1964 - 1969, President and General Manager of KRIO, Inc., McAllen, Texas
  • 1969 - 1989, Chairman and CEO, KHEY, Inc., El Paso, Texas
  • 1994 - 2000, Chairman, Magic Media, Inc.

Other Broadcasting Interests

  • 1972- 1986, Chairman of KRMD, Inc. AM-FM Stations in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1970 - 1984, Vice President of Lone Star Broadcasting, Amarillo, Texas Shareholder and Director
  • 1986 - 1988, Stockholder and Director in KNSS, Reno, Nevada
  • 1985 - 1987, Officer and Director in WOIC, WMMS Colombia, South Carolina | Officer and Director in KDUV Brownsville, Texas | Officer and Director in KITE Corpus Christi