ASWB President Tim Brown of Texas has appointed Brian Philson, LMSW, ACSW, of Michigan as director at large on the 2019 Board of Directors. Philson’s appointment fills a one-year vacancy created in October 2018 by the resignation of Joyce Bell of Maryland for personal reasons. According to the ASWB bylaws, the president makes the appointment to fill an unexpired term after receiving input and approval from the Board of Directors. Philson will serve until elections are held at the November 2019 Annual Meeting of the Delegate Assembly, when he will be eligible for election to the same position if otherwise qualified.
Philson received his MSW from Michigan State University and a B.A. in social work from Spring Arbor College. He is president and CEO of Highfields, a $9.2 million human services nonprofit where he has worked for more than a decade. Previously he was executive director of a juvenile detention center in Jackson, Michigan, for 15 years. Philson has served as an adjunct instructor at three Michigan schools of social work, including Michigan State University.
Philson is serving his second, 4-year term on the Michigan Board of Social Work and is in his third year as the board chair. He has been active with ASWB for many years, most recently serving on the Finance Committee in 2017 and 2018. He has also served as Michigan’s delegate at ASWB’s annual meetings and attended ASWB education meetings.
Category: Board of Directors