In Chapter 11 of 21 in his 2011 interview, Phil McKenzie answers "How Has Alumni Volunteering Helped You Build a Better Network?" McKenzie notes that alumni volunteering is not just about building a better network, but it is also about providing the support to future generations who face similar challenges and hold similar aspirations as his own generation. McKenzie is the founder of Influencer Conference, an international event series bringing together tastemakers across the arts, entrepreneurship, philanthropy and technology. He is also managing partner of influencer marketing agency FREE DMC. Previously he worked in Domestic Equity Trading at Goldman, Sachs, & Co. He earned his BA from Howard University and MBA from Duke University.