Began at Auburn: October 2008
Education: Phillips received her bachelor's degree in public relations in 2007 and her master's degree in higher education administration in 2011 from Auburn University.
Job Responsibilities: Phillips is responsible for developing and coordinating the stewardship activity plan for Tigers Unlimited. She manages and coordinates all acknowledgement efforts from Athletic coaches and administrators to donors. Reporting directly to the Executive Associate Athletics Director for Tigers Unlimited, she serves as the liaison for the Tigers Unlimited Foundation Board of Directors. She also supervises the administrative functions of the Tigers Unlimited office.
Past Experience: Phillips began her work experience interning at the American Junior Golf Association in 2008. She also worked as Partnership coordinator in the Sponsorship Department at the American Junior Golf Association until joining the staff at Auburn University. Phillips began her career at Auburn as a recruiter for the College of Human Sciences. She also served as an admissions advisor from 2009-2011 in the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment, traveling across the country to recruit students to Auburn. Phillips obtained her master's degree while working full-time in Admissions in 2011 in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Sports Management. Phillips joined the Athletics Department staff in 2011 as Assistant Director of Premium Seating & Hospitality. As Assistant Director of Premium Seating & Hospitality, Phillips was responsible for more than 100 volunteers on football game day and assisted in the premium operations for football and men's basketball, Auburn Arena special events, and Tigers Unlimited special events. Phillips became Director of Premium Seating & Hospitality in 2014 and continued to expand her responsibilities within Tigers Unlimited. In 2016, Phillips became Director of Stewardship within Tigers Unlimited, where she currently serves. Phillips is also an active volunteer in the community serving on the Auburn Young Professionals Planning Committee with the Auburn Chamber of Commerce.
Personal: A native of Auburn, Ala., Kristi and her husband Mac have two children: Reynolds and Rushten.