November 30, 2023


Washington, D.C. — Today the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced John Murphy will officially assume the role of Senior Vice President, Head of International, overseeing the strategy and work of the Chamber’s world-class international policy experts.

“John is a 25 year Chamber veteran and widely respected trade leader, and his proven leadership and expertise have contributed immensely to the Chamber’s success,” said Suzanne P. Clark, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. “John has an impressive record of accomplishments as an unwavering trade advocate, and in his newly expanded role he will oversee all aspects of our international policy strategy and work. John’s wealth of experience, unparalleled expertise, and steady leadership have helped the Chamber advance the American business community’s interests on a global stage and raise our impact on behalf of our members.”

Murphy said: “The Chamber’s international mission is to tear down the walls that keep our members’ goods and services out of international markets—and to build bridges of cooperation to allow international trade and investment to foster growth, innovation, and prosperity. I am proud to lead the outstanding professionals of our International team, who are sought out as tireless advocates for American business worldwide.”

“Government and business leaders around the world see the Chamber as a principled defender of the rules-based trading system,” added Murphy, “and as a result they listen even when they find our message uncomfortable. At home as well, we are committed to working with our elected leaders to revitalize the market-opening trade agenda that American workers, farmers, and companies so badly need.”

In 2023 to date, the Chamber has led business delegations to more than two dozen foreign capitals with over 500 U.S. executives, hosted nearly 30 heads of state and heads of government as well as more than 200 minister- and ambassador-rank officials, and organized numerous high-impact events.

Murphy joined the U.S. Chamber in 1999 leading the Americas team, and in 2008 he became head of trade policy. Murphy has directed successful Chamber advocacy campaigns for trade agreements with a dozen nations, including most recently the USMCA. He regularly represents the Chamber before Congress, the administration, foreign governments, the World Trade Organization, and in the media.