Bryant Phillips – Board Member

Bryant Phillips is an NHBP Tribal elder who has been actively involved in the Tribe for years sitting on several committees, including the NHBP Culture Committee, the Pow Wow committee, and currently the NHBP Audit Committee, which he has served on for the past eight years. He is passionate about the NHBP culture and traditions and assuring that they are considered in decision-making.

Mr. Phillips spent time studying Business Administration at Nazareth College in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and Kellogg Community College. He has attended numerous management training programs and held several managerial positions with a diverse group of industries over his career. Mr. Phillips spent 16 plus years, many of which were in management capacities, with Denso Manufacturing, a Japanese Automotive Company, supporting certifications and auditing for QS-9000, ISO-14001, and TS-16949. He was instrumental in the implementation and training of their official onboarding program.

In 2009 Mr. Phillips transitioned from the automotive industry to the hospitality industry when the NHBP decided to construct and open FireKeepers Casino Hotel. He was one of the original members of the pre-opening management team and has been with FireKeepers ever since, holding several positions over that span and attending many specialized trainings, earning several certifications and awards along the way. Mr. Phillips is currently the Director of Human Resources at FireKeepers Casino Hotel. He sits on many Executive level committees and action teams, assisting with key day-to-day operating decisions for the Casino.

Mr. Phillips has extensive training and experience handling workplace investigations while training management concerning Tribal, Federal, and State regulations affecting employment policy and practices, including wage and hour regulations. He also has thorough knowledge and understanding of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians Preference in Employment Code, assuring that it is understood and in place for all hiring practices.

Mr. Phillips has a sports-minded background which included a playing career that landed him a soccer scholarship followed by years of coaching sports such as soccer, hockey, baseball, and softball. He coached at the youth, high school, and competitive levels and held multiple positions on boards for both soccer and softball programs.

Mr. Phillips has a passion for assuring that pathways for the future of the Tribe are considered when decisions are made. He feels that it’s vital that all decisions are made in the right way, for the right reasons, to get the right results.

In his spare time, Mr. Phillips enjoys watching sports, boating, or spending time with family, including his wife, four children, and three grandchildren.

Bryant Phillips is an NHBP Tribal elder who has been actively involved in the Tribe for years sitting on several committees, including the NHBP Culture Committee, the Pow Wow committee, and currently the NHBP Audit Committee, which he has served on for the past eight years. He is passionate about the NHBP culture and traditions and assuring that they are considered in decision-making.

Mr. Phillips spent time studying Business Administration at Nazareth College in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and Kellogg Community College. He has attended numerous management training programs and held several managerial positions with a diverse group of industries over his career. Mr. Phillips spent 16 plus years, many of which were in management capacities, with Denso Manufacturing, a Japanese Automotive Company, supporting certifications and auditing for QS-9000, ISO-14001, and TS-16949. He was instrumental in the implementation and training of their official onboarding program.

In 2009 Mr. Phillips transitioned from the automotive industry to the hospitality industry when the NHBP decided to construct and open FireKeepers Casino Hotel. He was one of the original members of the pre-opening management team and has been with FireKeepers ever since, holding several positions over that span and attending many specialized trainings, earning several certifications and awards along the way. Mr. Phillips is currently the Director of Human Resources at FireKeepers Casino Hotel. He sits on many Executive level committees and action teams, assisting with key day-to-day operating decisions for the Casino.

Mr. Phillips has extensive training and experience handling workplace investigations while training management concerning Tribal, Federal, and State regulations affecting employment policy and practices, including wage and hour regulations. He also has thorough knowledge and understanding of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians Preference in Employment Code, assuring that it is understood and in place for all hiring practices.

Mr. Phillips has a sports-minded background which included a playing career that landed him a soccer scholarship followed by years of coaching sports such as soccer, hockey, baseball, and softball. He coached at the youth, high school, and competitive levels and held multiple positions on boards for both soccer and softball programs.

Mr. Phillips has a passion for assuring that pathways for the future of the Tribe are considered when decisions are made. He feels that it’s vital that all decisions are made in the right way, for the right reasons, to get the right results.

In his spare time, Mr. Phillips enjoys watching sports, boating, or spending time with family, including his wife, four children, and three grandchildren.