Neil Phillips, Visible Men Academy's (VMA) president, CEO and co-founder, has resigned his position effective Feb. 12, 2021. Louis Parker, VMA co-founder and executive vice president, will serve as interim CEO. VMA is a tuition-free public charter school for at-risk boys of color, K-5, located in Bradenton. The school will announce its search for the new CEO next month.
According to VMA board chair Mark Smith, Phillips' next steps "will take several forms, including launching Visible Men Impact Network, a digital platform that will engage boys and men in the critical Visible Men messages and philosophies." He will also "continue his broader efforts as an advocate for the celebration of equality and human value."