Please join us for our monthly virtual forum.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to meet Iris Phillips, President/CEO, Grace Federal Solutions, LLC.

Learn more, make connections, be recognized and be heard!


Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
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David Hayden, DANC Government Relations Chair 
Defense Alliance of North Carolina 

   The Defense Alliance of North Carolina (DANC) invites you to join us virtually for the Government Relations Forum

Wednesday, August 16 at 10:00AM

with keynote presenter; 

Iris Phillips, President and CEO, Grace Federal Solutions, LLC 

ABOUT Iris Phillips


Iris Phillips, President and CEO, Grace Federal Solutions, LLC., Women in Business Leaders Forum Chair, Defense Alliance of North Carolina

Iris Phillips is the Founder, President and CEO of Grace Federal Solutions, LLC (Grace), a nationally recognized leader in healthcare and digital transformation. Ms. Phillips attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC and North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC. With more than fifteen (15) years of healthcare service administration and management expertise, Ms. Phillips founded Grace as a professional healthcare services company that provides consulting, talent acquisition and information technology solutions and services to government agencies (federal and state), healthcare organizations, and universities. Ms. Phillips also has extensive experience in project management, business development, and human resources management in working with a wide range of national, commercial, state, and federal clients. As CEO, Ms. Phillips, currently directs the activities of Grace Federal Solutions, LLC to ensure efficiency and economy of operations, on time and accurate delivery of contractual requirements, development, and execution of business strategies. Ms. Phillips is a member of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors; the Women Presidents Organization; the Management Council Board of Defense Alliance of North Carolina; the UNC-Chapel Hill Patient Family Advisory Council; member of the NC MedAssist Board of Directors; Enterprising Women Advisory Board member; and Chair of the Defense of Alliance Women Business in Defense Leadership Forum. Grace and Ms. Phillips are recipients of many awards including: 2022 100 Women to KNOW in America Award; 2022 Andrea Harris MBE Award; 2022 Enterprising Women of the Year Award; and 2022 Department of Labor Hire Vets Gold Award. Grace provides superior excellence and customized solutions to clients that support the healthcare and technology industry, which ultimately impacts patient care to millions of people across the country; Ms. Phillips displays the Grace Mission everywhere she goes.

The Defense Alliance of North Carolina (DANC) is mission focused on growing North Carolina's defense economy in a way that creates new long-term investment opportunities. 

Our vision is to improve the economy of North Carolina by leading high-impact strategic growth initiatives, provide information and networking opportunities to NC entities with defense sector interests, and positioning key organizations and senior leaders to assist in the expansion of defense-related business opportunities throughout the state.

Tammy Everett, Executive Director, DANC