Damon Phillips earned a football scholarship to Stanford University and graduated with honors. Damon is now the Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at NBC Sports Group. He is responsible for identifying and incubating new business and content opportunities. He also serves as the company’s head of diversity and inclusion. Phillips previously served as the Senior Vice President & General Manager of NBC Sports Washington, NBC Sports’ regional sports network available in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Phillips has held roles at ESPN, USA Football, FOX Sports Grill, DIRECTV, Disney and the NBA.