Phil Crehan

Director, NGLCC Global

Phil serves as the director of the NGLCC Global program, liasing with affiliate chambers across the globe and representing NGLCC on an international scale.

Phil comes to this position with 9 years of experience in research & data analysis, programs, and knowledge generation specific to LGBTI social & economic empowerment, social inclusion, and gender-based violence. Prior to NGLCC, he worked for the World Bank in Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. In this role, he grew the World Bank’s engagement of LGBTI people and was at the forefront of articulating international LGBTI issues as a matter of economic development. Additionally, he served as the Vice President of the World Bank’s employee resource group for LGBTI staff from 2016-2017. For his leadership on LGBTI issues, he was separately awarded by the President of the World Bank as well as by senior management. With this work, he has published reports and other materials with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, academic journals, and Slate Magazine.

Phil also comes to this position as a Fellow with the Civic Technology and Leadership Fellowship. Sponsored by the National Democratic Institute and supported by Stanford University and others, this fellowship was designed to bring together young leaders in the Middle East and the US to promote technological solutions to humanization crises. In this, his team was selected as a winner among organizers to showcase their idea in Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley. Phil also holds a fellowship with the Salzburg Global Forum, which was designed to convene current and future leaders to solve issues of global concern. He holds a Master’s degree from American University’s School of International Service.