Philip Lord is the incoming clerk of the Board of AFSC. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania who has concentrated his practice by representing community development corporations with local ownership in complex real estate transactions for many years. A long time member of the Society of Friends, Phil is currently a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia. He has had more than twenty years of experience with the AFSC, during which he has come to know many different aspects of the organization and has served in varying capacities, including assistant clerk of the Board of Directors, at two different points in his Board service. In addition to his extensive Board and committee service with AFSC, Phil has served the Germantown Friends School Committee, and the Friends’ Rehabilitation Group, as well as many non-Quaker Boards, including Community Legal Services, Greater Germantown Housing Development Corporation, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and other civic organizations in the Philadelphia area.