Thursday, October 2, 2008

The devil's in the details

From colleague Michael Cass:

Bill Phillips has been around a big political event or two.

Phillips, 64, managed the Republican National Convention in New Orleans in 1988. Last month the former Republican National Committee chief of staff — who also worked in President George H.W. Bush’s administration — helped maintain order backstage at the Republican convention in St. Paul, Minn.

Phillips, who was Nashville’s deputy mayor from 1999 to 2007, has had a consulting contract with Belmont University since January to help the school get ready for Tuesday’s presidential debate. He sat down over coffee with a Tennessean reporter this week to talk about preparations for the university’s and city’s moment on the national stage.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to say that as a student employed by the Curb Event Center is has been a lot of fun working on-site the last week or so. I've been in just about every spot of the debate set up. I know which candidate is going to be where, and where their staffs will be. I've met people from both parties who are here getting things in line before their candidates arrive. And I've gotten to see the event center go from our regular set up to having production being built today when I left. And being able to walk past security and secret service to go where I want is always fun. I'm glad Belmont is hosting this debate it keeps blowing my mind that I've been part of it. Thanks CPD for picking us!