Who We Are
Phil Jacobs is a senior consultant at Coxe Curry & Associates, joining the firm after a 34-year telecommunications career with BellSouth and AT&T.
Prior to joining Coxe Curry, Phil served as President of Business Communications Services of AT&T-Southeast. In that position he directed the sales, marketing and ongoing customer care of regional business customers, including state and local governments, high growth enterprises and K–12 and higher education institutions.
Elected an officer of BellSouth in 1993, Phil held numerous leadership positions with the company. Between 1993–1996, he served as the head of BellSouth Business Systems. In 1996, he was named Chief Operating Officer of Optus Communications, an Australian telephone company partially owned by BellSouth. Upon returning to Atlanta in 1998, Phil was named President of BellSouth’s Georgia Operations, a position he held until 2005, when he was named President of the newly formed BellSouth Community Technologies Group.
In addition to serving as a corporate executive, Phil has lent his time and talents to many nonprofit organizations throughout the community. Georgia Trend magazine named him the Most Respected CEO in Georgia for 2005 in recognition of his corporate leadership and extensive community involvement.
Phil currently serves on the boards of AdvanceEd, the Georgia Aquarium, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Historical Society, and the Emory Global Health Institute. In May of 2012, Governor Deal appointed Phil as a Commissioner on the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Previously, Phil served on the boards of the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, the CDC Foundation, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Teach for America-Atlanta, the Governor’s Task Force on Tourism, the High Museum of Art, Smart Start Georgia and the United Way of Greater Atlanta. He also served as Honorary Chairman for the 1998–2001 Empty Stocking Fund Campaigns and Corporate Campaign Chair for the 1999–2001 United Negro College Fund campaigns.
A native of Washington, D.C., Phil received his undergraduate degree from Denison University. Phil and his wife, Jenny, have grown children and six grandchildren.