Phil Burns Bio

Phil BurnsPhil Burns

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Mr. Burns is an Information Technology/Operations executive with more than thirty years experience managing large complex business operations. His broad skill-set includes senior management positions in four large organizations. 

Prior to joining Shelby County in 2006, Mr. Burns served as Vice President and CIO of Active Day, Inc. the nation’s largest provider of Adult Day Health Services. Prior to this role, Mr. Burns served as Vice President and Co-Founder of Clipper Management, Inc. a boutique management consulting firm. Prior to this role, Mr. Burns served as IT Director of Caremark Rx, Inc. a Fortune 500 provider of pharmaceutical and biotech services. Prior to this role, Mr. Burns served 10 years with the Federal Reserve Bank as the Director of Payment Services in Birmingham. 

Mr. Burns has a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance and Investment Management from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He has lived in Shelby County for over thirty-five years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Shelby 9-1-1, the Shelby County Community Health Foundation and the Montevallo Industrial Development Board. 

Mr. Burns is married to Jami Burns; they have two sons and reside in Montevallo, Alabama.