Land Acquisition Manager
New Albany, Ohio, United States
Phillip is a land acquisition manager at Lightsource bp, a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects and 50:50 joint venture with bp.
After graduating from law school in 2013, Phillip began his career in the upstream oil and gas sector as a contractor working on behalf of two oil and gas clients, where he ran title, leased and purchased mineral interests from landowners, and completed pre-drilling and post-drilling ownership reports on behalf of his clients in southeast Ohio.
In 2019, Phillip transitioned out of oil and gas sector and into solar, joining a community-solar and BTM developer, ForeFront Power, where he oversaw land acquisition on the east coast. Three years at the San Francisco based company, Phillip successfully closed 90 deals across seven different states, totaling over nearly 500 megawatts of potential projects. He joined Lightsource bp in early 2022 where he continues to help his company when it comes to land acquisition.
As a Certified Professional Landman, Phillip has been a proud member of the American Association of Professional Landmen since 2014. He recently served on the AAPL’s Educational Committee and the NAPE Operator’s Committee, and he enjoys teaching a 'Solar Lease Fundamentals' course to land professionals in his free time.
Phillip holds a Juris Doctorate from Florida A&M University’s College of Law. He is also a graduate of The University of Cincinnati, where he studied real estate and marketing. Phillip lives with his wife, Kathleen, and his four-month old son, Noah, in Columbus, Ohio.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM PDT