Philip Gaskin
Philip GaskinEwing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Philip works at the nexus of policy, business, philanthropy, and social impact entrepreneurship to pioneer innovation that drives local economies to sustainably thrive. His life’s work has been about building strategies to help communities succeed through localized economic development, and about removing barriers to success for entrepreneurs, people, teams, and organizations in order to realize their ultimate potential.

For Philip, the IRC matters because, while the power of most economies are local in nature, how those economies like Kansas City connect with surrounding and global geographies is key to learning and development for entrepreneurs, people, and organizations.