Board of Directors
George Patrick Murphy began his business career working for Scott Paper Company Worldwide (acquired by Kimberly-Clark Corporation in 1995). He eventually assumed the roles of vice president of sales and business integration at Sani-Fresh International (a Scott Paper Worldwide Subsidiary); North America vice president of sales and channel development, Away From Home Division; vice president-business leader, Asia Pacific Region (headquartered in Hong Kong); and later as a Kimberly-Clark North America vice president Away From Home Division, and as a corporate officer. After George retired from Kimberly-Clark, he served as president and CEO of Technical Concepts Worldwide for over eight years (prior to the company’s acquisition by Newell-Rubbermaid Corporation). George next became a limited partner, operating partner, executive adviser, and/or board member for several private equity enterprises, including Atlas Paper Mills LLC, where he was elected chairman. Until recently, he served on the board of directors of Wausau Paper Corporation, a NYSE Public Company. Murphy currently serves as the founder and chairman of Blue Venture Advocates (BVA) and as chairman emeritus and current board member of Altitude Medical. He also serves as strategic adviser, principal, and/or board member at several of BVA’s consortium member enterprises, including Canadian Private Company CRAiLAR FTI. Active in nonprofits, Murphy serves as vice chairman of the Spitzer Center for Visionary Leadership, as a member of the board of directors at the Catholic Leadership Institute, and as a founding member of the executive advisory board at the USC Marshall School of Business-Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making, and at the Gonzaga University School of Leadership Studies. He also serves on the parish council at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Park City, Utah. Murphy received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California, where he graduated with honors. He and his wife of 46 years, Bonnie, have three daughters and six wonderful grandchildren.