Long-time Phillies public address announcer, Dan Baker, calls the Phillie Phanatic the “most beloved mascots in all of sports.” And who can argue? The Phillies wildly popular mascot has been atop Forbes Magazine’s list of Best Mascots for years and appears regularly on local and national sports highlight shows. He has jammed on stage with rock stars, dined with Supreme Court Justices and has led championship parades down Broad Street. When you go to a Phillies game, it’s hard to miss the Phillie Phanatic. Whether he is on the field taunting the visiting team or leading cheers for the home team, the Phanatic is sure to put a smile on your face.
The man that brings the Phillie Phanatic to life is Tom Burgoyne. He is currently in his 30th season, and has performed in front of over 57 MILLION fans at Phillies home games. Not only that, Tom has suited up over 6,000 times at appearances locally and around the world bringing the Phanatic’s special brand of humor to sports fans everywhere. He has co-authored two books about the Phillies and has authored 14 children’s books about the Phanatic.
A dad of three boys, Tom continues to entertain fans dressed in a furry, green costume, but he also loves to share his story and his message out of the costume, too.
Evan Marcus is a speaker, trainer, consultant and entrepreneur known for building world-class executive teams and coaching c-suite senior leaders. A co-founder of DillonMarcus, he has spent the last two decades helping leaders connect to their higher purpose and effect a strategy to ensure their long-term viability. Convinced that leading from love ensures that long-term viability, Evan teaches executive teams how to infuse this Pheel the Love! philosophy into their organizations.
Evan was an adjunct professor for almost a decade teaching MBA level programs on Organizational Culture and Spirituality & Business. He was an invited guest lecturer at Wharton and the Fox School of Business. A sought-after keynote speaker, Evan is on a mission to inspire leaders to transform the world through business. His extensive client list includes GE Capital, Nestle-Purina, J&J, Olympus, Stryker and Villanova University.
Evan is a Dad of three boys – all of whom are big fans of the Phillie Phanatic.