Dave Murphy is the vice president for marketing and communication at Marquette University.
Marquette promises students an education that prepares them to be the difference in the world. The role of the Office of Marketing and Communication is to represent that promise throughout Marquette’s branding, marketing and communication initiatives. Murphy has led Marquette’s marketing and communication team since 2012 and previously oversaw the development and growth of Marquette’s strategic branding initiatives, working to achieve positive marketplace impact in academic reputation, student recruitment, fundraising and alumni relations.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Murphy received a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 1982. He has more than 30 years experience in the marketing and advertising field.
Before joining Marquette in 2008 as senior director of brand marketing, Murphy served as executive creative director and partner at Versant, a marketing and communications firm in Milwaukee.
Murphy plays an active role in the community serving on a variety of commitees and boards including the VISIT Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Milwaukee Rotary Club, Nativity Jesuit Academy (Emeritus Board member), Marquette University High School and the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance. In 1997, the Milwaukee Business Journal included him as one of the city’s “40 Under 40.”
He and his wife, Margaret, live in Wauwatosa. They have two children, Alex, a junior at Marquette University, and Tess, a senior at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School.