Dr. Martin Phillips (Marty)
Governor 2006 -2007

Born and raised in Easton, Pa, Marty graduated from Lafayette College in 1958 and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1962. He served, from 1962 to 1964, in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps as a Lieutenant. While a dentist, he was on the clinical faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Examiners and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine. After maintaining a family dental practice for 33 years, Marty changed careers and became a banker in 1996, currently as a Vice-President of The Bryn Mawr Trust Co.
           Marty joined Rotary in 1974 as a member of the Philadelphia Club until 1988, when he became a member of the Rotary Club of Ardmore. He served as president of Ardmore in 2001 2002 and became a Director for the Gundaker Foundation in 2002. Marty is both a Paul Harris Fellow and a Guy Gundaker Fellow.
           Over the years, Marty has held leadership positions in numerous civic and community organizations. He served as President of Riverbend Environmental Education Center from 1992 -1999, and again in 2003-2004. From 1992 to 2000, he served on the Lower Merion Township Planning Commission, the last two years as chairperson. In 1994, Marty was the founding chairperson of the Ardmore Business District Authority and continues to serve on the Board. At the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia, he currently is co-chair of budget and finance, and previously served as treasurer, 2000-2002. He is a past president of the Gladwyne Civic Association, Ardmore Business Association, and the Golden Slipper Club and Charities.
           In May 2002, Marty was honored by the Main Line Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of the F. Karl Schauffle Community Service Award. The Riverbend Environmental Education Center presented Marty with a Community Leadership Award in May 1999. He has received Commendations for Community Service in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from both the PA State Senate and PA House of Representatives in 1999 and 2000.
           Marty is married to Elaine, a retired educator with the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. The have two married daughters and five grandchildren. His hobbies are golf, skiing, and playing with the grandchildren.