Elmore C. Phillips Treasurer
Elmore was born in Philadelphia, PA., but raised in Morton, PA. just west of the City. His early education started in the Morton elementary school system and he attended the Ridley Township District High School for his secondary education. Upon graduation, he enrolled in Lincoln University and majored in General Business, with a concentration in Accounting. At the end of his freshman year, he became interested in fraternity life and pledged Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. In the fall of his sophomore year, he was initiated into the Fraternity. Upon graduation, he took a position in the Treasury Department of the Dupont de Nemours and Co. in Wilmington, DE.
After four years with Dupont, Elmore had an opportunity to pursue an MBA degree at the University of Pennsylvania- Wharton School. His major was Financial Accounting. Upon graduation, he took a position as an Auditor with one of the Big Eight national accounting firms (Arthur Young & Co- Philadelphia). After three years with Arthur Young, he left to join National Liberty Corporation in Frazer, PA. as an Accounting Manager.
In 1981, Elmore successfully completed the examination to become a Certified Public Accountant. Some years later, with his educational background, his public accounting experience and professional credentials, he left National Liberty Corporation to open his accounting practice in the Philadelphia area. Elmore developed a clientele, provided accounting services and represented them before the Internal Revenue Service.
In the early 1990’s, he dissolved his accounting practice and became the Fiscal Director of the Women’s Christian Alliance (a child placement agency which contracted with the City of Philadelphia).
In 2002, Elmore joined his current employer- Internal Revenue Service in Philadelphia, PA. He is currently a member of the International unit in the Technical Services Division. Some of his current projects are:(1) Puerto Rico Self-Employment; (2) China and India Non Resident ; (3) Exchange of Information regarding Foreign Tax Credits; and (4) an Israeli project regarding fraudulent returns. He is responsible for reviewing the cases so that they can be moved forward through the Appeals process and, if need be, to the Federal Tax Court.
Some of his current Board involvements are:
Board member- New Jersey Community Federal Credit Union (NJCFCU).
Chairman- Supervisory Committee of NJCFCU.
Board member- University City Historical Society.
Board member- Association for the Improvement of Minorities.
Board member and Treasurer of Mu Omega Foundation of Delaware Valley, Inc.
On a more personal note, Elmore has been married for 43 years. He is an avid coin collector with a special interest in the Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars and is also a Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast.