Born to Marshall Jackson Phillips and Frances Brown Phillips in Childersburg, AL.
Graduates from Sylacauga High School in Sylacauga, AL as senior class president.
Earns a Bachelor of Science in business management from Samford University in Birmingham, AL.
Obtains a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.
Works for City Federal Savings & Loan until 1978.
Marries Julia Patricia Alford Phillips on January 6.
Is the owner and chief executive officer of GM Phillips and Company until 1997.
Becomes a member of Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin.
Is SRA, SRPA and MAI Certified by the Appraisal Institute.
Earns a second major in enology from California State University, Fresno.
Is an assistant winemaker at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, GA until 2002.
Works at Navarro Vineyards & Winery in Philo, CA.
Is a winemaker at Silver Coast Winery in Ocean Isle Beach, NC until 2004.
Maintains membership with Alpha Kappa Psi, Professional Business Fraternity, and Phi Alpha Delta, Law Fraternity.