Philip Dufour | President and CEO, Dufour & Co Productions
Philip Dufour has brought together more than twenty-five years of comprehensive event management and production, corporate relations, sponsorship, and government affairs experience and his signature style to create Washington's premiere event production firm, Dufour & Co Productions. Prior to creating Dufour & Co, Philip co-founded the J Street Group, LLC in 2005. This followed his tenure as director of development and events for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, where he led a 10+ person staff in creating, planning, and managing high-visibility development events that raised more than $8 million annually, attracted major celebrities, and garnered extensive media coverage.
During the Clinton-Gore administration, Philip served as social secretary to the Vice President of the United States. In that capacity, he coordinated all special events at the Vice President's residence including foreign and domestic policy exchanges as well as official visits with heads of state, foreign dignitaries, corporate leaders, and Members of Congress. He also served as Tipper Gore's deputy chief of staff, holding full authority over her schedule and accompanying her on foreign missions and domestic trips.
Philip previously worked in the Office of Protocol at the Department of State, was the first director of events for the Human Rights
Campaign and served as press secretary to a Member of Congress. Originally from Louisiana, Philip holds a BFA from Louisiana State University and has called Washington home since 1984.