Phil Langford is Trustee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, a Georgia-based private family foundation honoring the legacy of the late Ray C. Anderson (1934-2011), founder and chairman of Interface, Inc., the world’s largest modular carpet manufacturer, and a global leader in sustainability.
Phil is also a Trustee of The Ray, a nonprofit initiative of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.
Phil completed a 30+ year career in commercial construction and development, retiring as president of Langford Construction Company in 2012. Langford’s firm worked on a number of renovations and new building projects for sustainable, high-performance buildings in West Georgia including: the Ray C. Anderson Manufacturing Facility in West Point, GA; David Oakey’s Pond Studio in LaGrange, GA; the LEED® Certified Columbus Recycling and Sustainability Center in Columbus, GA and the LEED® Certified Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA.
Langford has a long history of community involvement in LaGrange, Georgia. He is a past member of the LaGrange Academy Board of Directors, where he served as Vice President, and as a member of the Development Committee.
Phil has served on Stran Steel’s President’s Council and he is a founder and past president of the West Georgia Boys and Girls Club, and he is a recipient of the Boys and Girls Club Medallion Award. He has served on the LaGrange-Troup County Board of Directors, and he was also a member participant in Leadership Troup. He has also served on the Highland Country Club Board of Directors and he was a volunteer softball coach for 18 years while his daughters were growing up in LaGrange.
Phil is interested in all things related to sustainability and enjoys conducting research for the Foundation's key funding initiatives, with special emphasis on The Ray. He is a member of the local Sierra Club chapter and he is a supporter of Georgia Interfaith Power & Light and Friends of the Earth. His is also especially interested in the work of Greenpeace and The Story of Stuff with special emphasis on the impact that today’s decisions have on the future for “Tomorrow’s Child.”
A native of LaGrange, Georgia, Phil attended Auburn University. He resides in LaGrange, Georgia with his wife, Harriet. They have two daughters, Melissa Langford Wells and McCall Langford, and they have five grandchildren. When Phil is not working on Foundation projects, he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, reading, golf and fishing.