Mr. Murphy began his career with Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis, Inc., then joined Virginia National Bank and its successor, Sovran Bank as a trust and investment executive. Mr. Murphy’s Louisville career began in 1984 when he joined Citizens Fidelity Bank and Trust Company as Chief Investment Officer, and where he held other executive positions including Executive Vice President of Private Banking and Vice Chairman of PNC Investment Management and Research, culminating in his serving as Managing Executive of PNC Investment Advisory Company from which he took early retirement in December 1999. He also served in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1971, achieving the rank of Commander in the Reserves.
He served as chairman of the 2007 Fund for the Arts campaign and Chairman of the Board 2009-2011. Mr. Murphy, recipient of the 1999 Charles W. Allen Award in recognition of his community leadership, has held a variety of community leadership positions. He has served on the boards of Bellarmine University, Norton Healthcare Finance Committee, The Louisville Orchestra, The Kentucky Opera, Louisville Visual Arts Association, Louisville Collegiate School, Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation, Cathedral of the Assumption Heritage Foundation, DePaul School, Frazier Rehab Hospital, St. Francis School, Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Kentucky Deferred Compensation Authority, Louisville Boat Club, The Jefferson Club, Metro United Way’s Alexis de Toqueville Society, Louisville Public Media, The United Crescent Hill Ministries, The Speed Museum and The Glenview Trust Company. He is also the former mayor of the city of Robinswood and coordinated the West End Louisville Economic Development Initiative.
Mr. Murphy is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Certified Financial Counselor and a graduate of Northwestern University’s acclaimed National Graduate Trust School. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Johns University in New York and an MBA from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.