Amy Murray


Amy Murray is recognized for her leadership and ability to shape vision in high-profile business, consulting and government roles. Her breadth of experience, sound judgment, and diplomatic approach has delivered results and created environments where change is successful. Ms. Murray is a consensus builder who unites government officials, boards, senior executives, staff, and industry leaders around a common purpose. Her global perspective, ability to navigate critical inflection points, and business acumen are hallmarks of her career.

Recently, she joined the Board of Directors of American Financial Group, an insurance holding company based in Cincinnati. Through the operations of Great American Insurance Group, the company is engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance. Ms. Murray also serves on the Advisory Board of The Motz Group an innovator in the turf industry. Stemming from of her work in the defense community, she is a Senior Fellow for International at the National Defense Industry Association.

Previously, she served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Director of Small Business for Defense. At the Pentagon, Ms. Murray addressed COVID-19’s challenges while leading efforts to assess, protect, invest in, and promote the U.S. and allied Aerospace, Defense, and Commercial industrial bases to meet national economic security needs. As Director of Small Business, she oversaw procurements ($80B) supported by data analytics to achieve business goals critical to national security. She was honored to receive The Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service.

Ms. Murray served two elected terms as a member of the Cincinnati City Council establishing policy and managing a $1.4B budget with oversight of city government. Her diplomatic approach increased cooperation and collaboration among groups with distinct agendas to achieve results. She led critical committees concurrently tasked with the stewardship of the City’s finances and positioning the region for economic growth. At Procter & Gamble and in consulting, her career specialized in international business development. Ms. Murray is an advanced Japanese speaker having lived and worked in Japan. For P&G, she established new business-building relationships with key Asian retailers and was actively involved in the integration of the Max Factor acquisition in Japan. An expert in opening Japanese markets, for more than a decade, Ms. Murray led a successful consulting practice guiding Fortune 500 clients on strategies for growing new and existing sales, and building lasting relationships with Japanese companies.

In recognition of her professional experience, she was selected for the Aspen Institute Rodel Fellowship Program and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Leadership Network. She is a Trustee of the Cincinnati Southern Railway, a private freight line in operation since 1869. She has served on numerous boards including the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens and co-founded Cincinnati’s Japan-American Society. She is a sought after public speaker with a national media profile and ability to distill complex messages into digestible information for diverse audiences. She earned a Bachelor .

She is a sought after public speaker with a national media profile and ability to distill complex messages intodigestible information for diverse audiences. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Arizona State University.

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